The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, the Rev Dr Roger Walton and Rachel Lampard, have welcomed a United Methodist Church statement on Trump's immigration order, given by Bishop Bruce R. Ough, the president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops.
Expressing concern regarding recently announced US measures related to refugee admissions and entry into the US by seven Muslim-majority countries, the World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance and the Lutheran World Federation affirmed that faith calls all Christians to love and welcome the stranger, the refugee, the internally displaced person – 'the other.'
With hate speech and rhetoric against migrants and refugees on the rise in various parts of the world, and the increased role of media in shaping perceptions towards them, the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations has co-sponsored a symposium with the European Union, drawing attention to this growing challenge and exploring efforts to combat it.
Families who were forced to flee the brutal Syrian conflict will be spending their first Christmases in safety in Hertfordshire. So far 62 people have arrived in Hertfordshire as part of the Government’s Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Relocation (SVPR) scheme.
Police in Italy have subjected refugees and migrants to serious ill-treatment, including beatings, electric shocks – and have even used pliers on one man's testicles – to force them to be fingerprinted under an EU-sponsored scheme to process refugees and migrants in the country. In some cases, this treatment may amount to torture.