QARN Conference: Forced Migration: how can Quakers Respond?

WoodbrookeThe Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network Conference run in partnership with Woodbrooke, the Quaker Council for European Affairs, and Quaker Peace and Social Witness:

Friday 3 February 2017 – Sunday 5 February 2017 Continue reading “QARN Conference: Forced Migration: how can Quakers Respond?”

Dungavel immigration detention centre to close


8 September 2016: The controversial Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre in Lanarkshire is to be closed, the Home Office has announced.

The centre, near Strathaven, is set to close towards the end of 2017.

The Home Office said it would look to build a new short-term holding facility near Glasgow Airport. Continue reading “Dungavel immigration detention centre to close”

REFUGEE CRISIS: Faith Leaders’ Open Letter to the Prime Minister

12 September 2016: We are leaders from Britain’s major faiths: Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Zoroastrian.  All our faiths compel us to affirm the dignity of all human beings and to offer help to anyone in need. As people of faith, we call on your Government urgently to revise its policy towards refugees. 

The best of this country is represented by the generosity, kindness, solidarity and decency that Britain has at many times shown those fleeing persecution, even at times of far greater deprivation and difficulty than the present day. We rejoice in the mosaic of different faiths and British communities that we now represent.   We are proud that in May 2016, in a survey by Amnesty International, 83% of Britons said they would welcome refugees into their neighbourhoods and households. Continue reading “REFUGEE CRISIS: Faith Leaders’ Open Letter to the Prime Minister”