immigration

  • 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.

  • 26 Nov 2009

    Tom Brake MP, Lord Bhikhu Parekh, commentator Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and expert Keith Best were key speakers at a meeting in the House of Common on 24 November 2009 looking at the social impact of immigration.

  • 29 Oct 2009

    The BNP Question Time saga has raised important issues about negative 'mainstream' views on immigration and damaging ideas about 'Christian Britiain', says Vaughan Jones. Christians are challenged to expose these lies by living and speaking differently.

  • 26 Oct 2009

    As if by magic, another Bishop popped up at the weekend talking about immigration in the context of the debate about whether we should refer to Britain as a “Christian country.”

  • 25 Oct 2009

    In what will be seen as a very unhelpful intervention to the debate on immigration by many church campaigners for migrants and refugees, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, has called for a ‘clear cap’ on population growth.

  • 28 Aug 2009

    Overall UK migration levels (the numbers of people arriving minus those leaving) have fallen by 44 per cent to 118,000, says to the latest report from the Office for National Statistics.