asylum seekers

  • 10 Jun 2008

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  • 28 May 2008

    Church Action on Poverty have worked with Positive Action in Housing to produce a simple, easy to read pack that gives the information, advice and encouragement to take action to stop the destitution of people refused asylum.

  • 20 May 2008

    The Independent Asylum Commission today publishes 'Saving Sanctuary', the first of three reports of recommendations aimed at restoring public confidence in sanctuary for those who have fled persecution.

  • 1 Apr 2008

    Church Action on Poverty (CAP) has warmly welcomed a new report which finds significant failings in the UK asylum system. The report condemns the Government policy of making refused asylum-seekers destitute.

  • 20 Mar 2008

    An initiative in which 100 people have lived as failed asylum seekers for a week in a 'visible act of solidarity', comes to an end this Saturday. The people frpom across the country spent a week this Lent living on £3.50 and a typical food parcel in a project co-ordinated by the Boaz Trust.

  • 17 Mar 2008

    A set of ten action points has been issued by a Christian agency suggesting ways that refused asylum seekers and refugees can be helped. Churches and others in the UK are being urged to visit detainees in removal centres.

  • 11 Mar 2008

    The treatment of asylum seekers in Britain it isn't an "issue", it's about real people, as a powerful London play demonstrates.

  • 7 Mar 2008

    A number of Christians from Oldham are joining the national Endurance Challenge, backed by Church Action on Poverty, in which they attempt to live off £6.50 for food and £3.50 for transport for a week.

  • 7 Feb 2008

    Church leaders in West Yorkshire have issued a statement raising concerns about the Government's asylum policy. Endorsed by bishops and denominational leaders, it highlights the work UK churches are doing in support of asylum seekers.

  • 6 Feb 2008

    National ecumenical charity Church Action on Poverty is urging people to take on the life of someone who has been refused asylum, for a week during Lent, in order to understand what it is like to be in their shoes.