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More than 2,000 people killed or missing in seaborne European migration attempts

The IOM has said that some 2,133 people seeking asylum have been killed or gone missing this year while trying to reach Europe by sea.

07 December 2018

Anglo-German leaders urge “fair and sustainable solutions” to future UK-EU relationship

Archbishop Justin Welby and Landesbischof Heinrich Bedford-Strohm have called for “fair and sustainable” solutions for UK-EU co-existence.

19 November 2018

Europe’s faith leaders discuss migration, integration and values

The Bishop in Europe joined an inter-faith delegation at the European union’s annual “high-level meeting” of religious leaders yesterday.

30 November 2016

Christians urged to "build generous forward looking country"

The C of E's General Synod has called on all members of the Church to “play their part” in the “common task of building a generous and forward looking country”.

08 July 2016

Archbishop Welby speaks of "traumatic and dynamic changes" following Brexit vote

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has described the campaign leading up to the UK’s Brexit vote as “unacceptable”.

06 July 2016

Call for unity as Brexit vote sparks racist attacks

Church leaders have criticised the rise in racist abuse and attacks in the UK following last week’s historic referendum decision to withdraw from the European Union.

28 June 2016

EU referendum: Statement by the Archbishop of Dublin

Responding to the UK’s EU referendum, the Primate of the Southern Province of the Church of Ireland, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin and Bishop of Glendalough, issued this statement.

24 June 2016

EU referendum: Statement by CEC President, Bishop Christopher Hill

Following yesterday’s referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, Bishop Christopher Hill, President of the Conference of European Churches, has issued this statement.

24 June 2016

EU referendum: Statement by the Bishops of the Church in Wales

The Bishops of the Church in Wales have responded to yesterday’s EU referendum in the UK with the following joint statement.

24 June 2016

EU referendum: Statement by the Primus of Scotland

The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Most Rev David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, has responded to yesterday’s EU referendum in the UK with the following statement.

24 June 2016