immigration

  • January 8, 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.

  • December 4, 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.

  • November 29, 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.

  • November 26, 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.

  • October 29, 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.

  • October 26, 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.”

  • October 25, 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.

  • August 28, 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.

  • July 21, 2009

    Following comments by an ex-minister at the weekend that the Government has failed to make a positive case for immigration a, bishop has said that the Catholic church should take the lead.

  • June 18, 2009

    "We believe that this is a moment where we are invited by God to commit ourselves to be instruments of change in the church and the wider society," participants in an international conference on "Churches against Racism" have said