Category - asylum

  • 25 Sep 2007

    The Evangelical Alliance, which claims to represent one million Christians in the UK, has responded to comments about its activities in last week's Channel 4 TV programme, which examined evidence of the “violence and intimidation facing Muslims who convert to Christianity in Britain”.

  • 24 Sep 2007

    Britain has been accused of ignoring the plight of millions of refugees fleeing the violence in Iraq. A report by Amnesty International has said it was "staggering" that the UK had forcibly returned more refugees to Iraq than any other European nation.

  • 12 Sep 2007

    The latest national citizens’ enquiry into the UK asylum system will hear evidence on the asylum appeals process at a public hearing in Leeds on Thursday 20 September. While media-driven attitudes have hardened, the Independent Asylum Commission advocates a measured approach.

  • 5 Sep 2007

    The United Kingdom’s asylum system is rigged to fail as many applicants as possible, says Peter Tatchell. It is unjust, chaotic and inhumane. Here he highlights the concerns and lets key witnesses speak for themselves - including a Churches' Commission for Racial Justice worker.

  • 29 Aug 2007
  • 9 Aug 2007

    Irrespective of what we think of the presence of British troops in Iraq, the plight of those who have worked as translators and assistants is a matter of serious concern.

  • 22 May 2007

    The Church of England is joining a campaign which is calling for the Government to end the destitution of people refused asylum in Britain.

  • 8 May 2007

    Thousands attended a Mass and rally in London yesterday, to celebrate immigration and call for an amnesty for illegal immigrants.

  • 3 May 2007

    The London Churches Refugee Fund has been set up to provide help to destitute asylum seekers has its official launch on Sunday 17th June at 6.30 pm. at Westminster Abbey

  • 15 Apr 2007

    Leaders of three major denominations say changes at the Home Office may worsen the plight of asylum seekers subject to Britain’s draconian immigration laws. They condemn the attempted deportation of a traumatised Iranian woman.