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Bishop concerned over asylum official’s “profound misunderstanding” of the Bible

A refusal letter sent by an official in Britain’s Home Office to an asylum seeker showed a “profound misunderstanding” of biblical texts.

22 March 2019

US-based Episcopal Church hosts Washington vigil to protest family-separating immigration policies

Episcopal Church holds Washinton vigil to protest against immigration policies which have seen children separated from parents.

21 June 2018

Christ Church Dublin provides new home for asylum charity as it is designated “Sanctuary Cathedral”

An organisation campaigning for the right of asylum seekers to cook their own food is running a café in Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral.

19 February 2018

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

Australian churches renew call to end refugee detention on Nauru

Churches have renewed their call for Australia’s detention centre on Nauru to close after revelations of sustained abuse – including the alleged cover-up of a rape.

16 August 2016

Primate demands action after Nauru detention files leak

Leaked documents about Australia’s detention of asylum seekers on the island of Nauru are “shocking and saddening”, the country’s Primate, Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier, said.

11 August 2016

Growing number of ex-Muslim asylum seekers baptised

An eclectic mix of Iranians, Syrians, Iraqis, Bangladeshis and Eritreans seeking asylum in the UK have become members of an Anglican Church in Stoke-on-Trent.

18 July 2016

England: Bishop supports call for asylum priority to be given to Christians fleeing ISIS

Half of 12 million Christians in the Middle East could be gone or killed by 2020

06 July 2015

Asylum seekers: Church leaders say secrecy creates a space for cruelty to play

The leaders of ten of the largest Christian denominations in South Australia are calling for completely transparent asylum seeker processing fearing “secrecy is creating space for cruelty to play”.

06 August 2014

Bishops urge David Cameron to grant asylum to Iraqi Christians

UK has 'moral and historical obligation' to offer sanctuary to refugees driven from Mosul by Isis militants

04 August 2014