immigration

  • 7 Apr 2010

    The Migration Parliamentary Group has produced two fact-sheets prior to the election to help deliver a more balanced debate.

    Each fact-sheet challenges one big myth surrounding migration, which is often repeated in public debate, with links to research:

  • 2 Apr 2010

    Churches and civic groups across the country have come together in support of a campaign to end the detention of families seeking sanctuary in Britain.

  • 27 Mar 2010

    Building on a massive ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ rally in Washington DC last weekend, the head of Church World Service has called for US government action now.

  • 16 Feb 2010

    The National Council of Churches USA and its partner aid agency Church World Service are mobilising for a 'March for America: Change Takes Courage and Faith' on Sunday 21 March, in Washington DC.

  • 3 Feb 2010

    The newly announced president of the US Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Linda Hartke, has said she will work to make the United States a more welcoming place for immigrants and refugees.

  • 13 Jan 2010

    The Dean of Southwark Cathedral has publicly challenged comments by a former Archbishop of Canterbury about migration as 'extraordinary' and lacking a connection between "political thinking and scriptural integrity".

  • 11 Jan 2010

    Lord Carey's comments about immigration show him to be living in an unreal world, says Vaughan Jones. For displaced people this is an issue of life and death. Migration is not a game with numbers. It is an issue which requires serious moves towards international justice - and a basic Christian issue of neighbourly love.

  • 8 Jan 2010

    Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has been strongly criticised for backing an attempt by anti-immigration campaigners to turn migration into a confrontational election issue, and for appearing to want migrants who accept 'Christian values' to have priority.

  • 4 Dec 2009

    The World Council of Churches' Global Ecumenical Network on Migration has welcomed a year-long campaign by European churches aimed at granting long-term resident permits to foreigners.

  • 29 Nov 2009

    Pope Benedict XVI has issued a strong message in advance of the ninety-sixth World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which is due to be celebrated on 17 January 2010 and which focuses on underage refugees and migrants.