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Quakers: Sanctuary Everywhere Manifesto – challenging the ‘hostile environment’

Drawing of a woman, man, child and baby.Challenging immigration policies 5.12.2017

Britain’s Quakers are pledging to challenge immigration policies. The position takes a stand against the scandal of indefinite immigration detention, pledges support for ‘new, peaceful, safer routes of migration’, and opposes the possibility of unjust deportations and forced removals.

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QARN next meetings

qarn logo smMeetings usually run from 11am – 4pm: Next meetings for 2019 are on Saturday  6 April – Friends Meeting House, 50 Railway Street, Hertford SG14 1BA; our AGM will be on 6 July – Balby (Doncaster) Quaker Meeting House, Oxford Place, Doncaster DN1 3RH ; and 12 October in Bristol.

Rethinking Security

New: curriculum resources for 11-14 year-olds “Do We Need To Rethink Security?”

In partnership with our colleagues at Quaker Peace and Social Witness and Forces Watch, we have produced a curriculum resource pack for use with children in lower secondary school or similar educational settings. The resource pack is available to download from the TES website. Please have a look, and do share this information with any teachers / educators whom you think might be interested. Reviews on the website would also be most welcome.  Continue reading “Rethinking Security”

‘Cavalier’ Home Office failing in its responsibility for immigration detention

‘Cavalier’ Home Office failing in its responsibility for immigration detention   21 March 2019

The Home Office has shown a shockingly cavalier attitude in its approach to immigration detention and overseen serious failings in almost every area of the immigration detention process, a new report by the Home Affairs Committee has found. Continue reading “‘Cavalier’ Home Office failing in its responsibility for immigration detention”

Inspection Report Published: An inspection of the policies and practices of the Home Office … relating to charging and fees

4 April 2019: Inspection Report Published: An inspection of the policies and practices of the Home Office’s Borders, Immigration and Citizenship Systems relating to charging and fees

The Chief Inspector’s report on the Home Office’s mechanisms for charging for services, published 4 April 2019 Continue reading “Inspection Report Published: An inspection of the policies and practices of the Home Office … relating to charging and fees”

UK urged to end unfair fees for child citizenship applicants

4 April 2019 Guardian: UK urged to end unfair fees for child citizenship applicants: Home Office should also refund fees from failed requests, says immigration watchdog

The Home Office should consider scrapping controversial immigration fees charged to children from families who can’t afford it and refund profits made from failed citizenship applications, according to an official watchdog. Continue reading “UK urged to end unfair fees for child citizenship applicants”

Places of Worship – ideas of what you can do

If your place of workshop would like to be recognised with an award from City of Sanctuary, please have a look at the points below to see if this is something you could pursue. All places of worship are different so this is not meant to be prescriptive, rather it is a tool for self-assessment. The common denominator is that the worshipping community commits to being a place of sanctuary and affirming the value of each individual human being. Continue reading “Places of Worship – ideas of what you can do”