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Leaders of four UK Churches have called on the Government to rethink the way it speaks about migrants.
“By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, and there we wept when we remembered Zion.” The song of the Israelites, exiled and captive, have spoken to the heart through millennia.
The Church of England has intervened in the Calais migrant crisis, backing the Bishop of Dover who rebuked the Prime Minister for his "unhelpful" rhetoric.
The expulsion of an estimated 700 migrants and asylum-seekers from camps in Calais in northern France risks aggravating the health problems authorities say prompted the evictions.
Campaigners are mobilising on both sides of the channel to protest against a planned mass deportation of Afghan migrants from Calais next week, involving the UK and French Governments.