The UK-based international churches' development agency Christian Aid has welcomed the end of the fighting in Sri Lanka, but warns that humanitarian crisis created by the conflict is far from over and that refugee camps are struggling to cope.
The Archbishop of York will give the Evangelical Alliance’s annual Temple Address tonight, calling on the churches to support migrants and launching the ‘Don’t be a Stranger’ campaign and photographic exhibition.
The CEO of the Refugee Legal Service has said that the Minister for Immigration should be exercising humanity and sharpening up his department's decision-making instead of attacking human rights advocates.
Immigration Minister Phil Woolas should be publicly investigating his own government's bias against asylum seekers rather than attacking charities, human rights groups and lawyers for giving vulnerable people support, says the religion and society think tank Ekklesia.
A Church of Scotland official has welcomed the British government's response to its concerns about the Dungavel asylum detention centre, but churches remain deeply disturbed by the official treatment of those seeking refuge in the UK.
The plight of people displaced by war is the key topic of a "Living Letters" churches visit to Uganda, which began yesterday and continues through to 2 November. The country has returned to civil rule after years of dictatorship.
The Methodist Conference has condemned the UK government’s failure to care for Zimbabwean refugees and is urging the Government to immediately stop all deportations to Zimbabwe and grant indefinite ‘right to remain’ to Zimbabwean refugees.