• October 5, 2011

    Scaremongering about immigration and human rights is popular among UK politicians. So it was not surprising when Home Secretary Theresa May tried to exploit fears and prejudices on these topics at the annual conference of the Conservative Party (the dominant partner in the ruling coalition). But her speech did not go quite as planned.

  • June 23, 2011

    The European Union risks “undermining its core values” unless it treats refugees and asylum seekers more humanely, says a senior Protestant expert.

  • June 21, 2011

    Thousands of Australians have marked World Refugee Day (20 June) by rallying to demand an end to mandatory detention of asylum seekers.

  • May 2, 2011

    The Catholic Bishop of Brentwood, in his address for the Mass for Migrants on 2 May 2011 highlights the Christian contribution to campaigns for migration justice and a Living Wage, urging all people of good will to stand in solidarity with them.

  • May 2, 2011

    Over 2,000 migrants living and working in London are attending a special Mass for Migrants, celebrated at Southwark Catholic Cathedral on 2 May 2011.

  • April 8, 2011

    Though much of the media focus on the issues of asylum seekers and refugees (as well as migration more generally) is filtered through a prism of fear and the instinct to exclude, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) - whose 8-10 April 2011 annual delegate conference I am attending - continues to work hard for fair reporting and justice.

  • February 10, 2011

    In encountering Tupac Enrique Acosta in prison, Colin Bossen met someone with an analysis of the Arizona anti-immigration bill's place in a history that put it firmly within the context of the ongoing repression of the indigenous peoples of North America.

  • December 15, 2010

    Representatives of churches across Europe will meet in Vienna this weekend to review the 'Year of European Churches responding to migration 2010'.

  • November 27, 2010

    With migrants numbering some 250 million of the world’s population, churches are being urged to defuse and combat public hostility towards them.

  • October 3, 2010

    US-based global humanitarian agency Church World Service has welcomed the introduction of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act 2010.