immigrants

  • 29 Apr 2010

    When we are told people are 'concerned about immigration', what this signals is a limited and misleading 'numbers game', says Vaughan Jones. Politicians and the media are missing the real global issues and ignoring the human cost of a failed consensus.

  • 21 Apr 2009

    For the first time, services will take place at Westminster Abbey and the Methodist Central Hall (opposite the Houses of Parliament) at the same time, celebrating the place of migrants in modern British society.

  • 23 Jun 2008

    In a special feature for Refugee Week (16-22 June 2008) openDemocracy.net hosted MigrantVoice on refuge, a debate on the issues that matter for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

  • 6 May 2008

    The United Methodist Church is urging justice for migrants worldwide and reform of U.S. immigration laws.

    Delegates to the denomination's top legislative body, meeting April 23-May 2, adopted resolutions covering both global migration and immigration issues in the United States.

  • 6 May 2008

    A Catholic bishop has launched a strong attack on the government's failure to regularise undocumented migrants living in Britain, branding its policies 'irresponsible', 'shameful' and 'unjust'.

  • 21 Feb 2008

    Home Office plans to introduce an "earned citizenship" system for immigrants from outside the European Union who want to become British have been attacked as descriminatory and degrading by campaigners.

  • 19 Jan 2008

    It's too easy too blame the vulnerable for the failings of public services and the economy, says Savi Hensman. We need a new culture, and both faith groups and secular ones like trades unions can contribute.

  • 13 Jan 2008

    Christians across the USA have been marking National Migration Week, 6-12 January 2008, sponsored by Migration and Refugee Services of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, around the theme 'From Many, One Family of God'.

  • 30 Nov 2007

    The British government has been accused of damaging social cohesion through its policies and rhetoric on asylum. The criticisms were made by a wide range of witnesses at the final public hearing of the Independent Asylum Commission.

  • 14 Sep 2007

    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."