A new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has found that rather than taking housing from local residents, as critics claim, new immigrants tend to fill voids in the housing stock left behind or rejected by other households.
The bishops of The United Methodist Church have declared that tackling racism and eliminating it from the church, society and even their own Council of Bishops is a major priority. The denomination is the one President Bush was raised in.
A Canadian Catholic priest is urging Quebec to move towards a model of "open secularism" that respects both religious and non-religious contributions to society without imposing the beliefs of any one group.
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has renewed the church's call for "immigration policies which respect the rights and gifts of those among us, now living in fear, whose contributions to our communities and economy are so valued."
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.
A Catholic church in Aberdeen facing closure will now remain open, thanks to community appeals and an influx of new parishioners from Poland. The Church is increasingly reliant on new migrant workers.