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"We should make human rights the key component of all migration and refugee policies"

“We should make human rights the key component of all migration and refugee policies:”  this was the central message of the fourth annual Conference of European Churches Summer School on Human Rights, which took place in Italy this week.

07 July 2017

Churches a 'true witness' amid plight of refugees

“We see expressions of hope in those multiple prayers and actions of European citizens that have supported the common good."

28 June 2017

Anglican Alliance in joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day

The Anglican Alliance has joined a group of 20 Christian organisations in issuing a statement to mark World Refugee Day.

20 June 2017

Inside the exiled South Sudanese diocese of Kajo-Keji

The population of Kajo-Keji have been exiled to Uganda following the arrival of South Sudan's brutal civil war to the district.

12 April 2017

Crucified migrants sculpture highlights the plight of refugees

St Paul’s Cathedral in Bendigo, in the Australian state of Victoria, is displaying an artwork depicting crucified migrants in the run-up to Easter.

12 April 2017

TEC to cut refugee support network after US immigration changes

Episcopal Migration Ministries – the refugee resettlement programme of the US-based Episcopal Church – is to cut its 31-member affiliate network by six next year. The move is because of changes in US immigration policy which will reduce the number of refugees resettling in the USA by more than half.

05 April 2017

Church of Ireland Refugee Working Groups Launch Resource on Supporting Asylum Seekers and Refugees

The Church of Ireland’s Refugee Working Groups have launched a new resource on supporting asylum seekers and refugees in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

15 March 2017

Episcopal Church in USA requests donations for its refugee fundraising campaign

Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement agency of the US-based Episcopal Church, is calling for support for its “Stand to Support Refugees” initiative: a fundraising campaign to maintain a strong, viable ministry network to welcome those fleeing war, violence and persecution.

14 March 2017

Archbishop Mouneer criticises US immigration restrictions

Archbishop Mouneer Hanna Anis, Primate of the Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, has described President Trump’s decision to restrict entry to the United States from seven Muslim-majority nations as a “naive” solution based on “generalisation and discrimination.”

14 February 2017

The Archbishop of Canterbury expresses shock over child migrant change

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is shocked and saddened over a government decision to end a scheme to let unaccompanied migrant children in to the UK. 

10 February 2017

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Sudan announced as a new Province within the Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion has announced that Sudan will, in a few months from now, become a separate Province is its own right. Currently, Sudan is an internal province within the Anglican Church of South Sudan and Sudan.

Plans unveiled for Archbishop Janani Luwum 40th anniversary commemorations

A major commemoration will take place next month to mark the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Janani Luwum by Ugandas then-president, Idi Amin.