“We cannot close the door on them, but this bill does just that.”
More than 1000 faith leaders, including many from CTE’s national Member Churches, have written to the Prime Minister calling for urgent changes to the Nationality & Borders Bill. Their letter begins…
“Dear Prime Minister,
“As leaders within faith communities across the UK, we are horrified and appalled about the potential repercussions of the Nationality and Borders Bill. We urge you to reconsider the proposals even at this late stage…”
The letter requests an end the two-tier system for refugees and asylum seekers, and the setting of ambitious targets for resettlement programmes to offer people a safe way to seek sanctuary.
Read the full text of the letter and signatories on the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) website. JPIT is the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church working together for peace and justice.
To learn more about the potential consequences of the Nationality and Borders Bill join the Migration, People of Colour and Nationality Borders Bill webinar on Monday 28 March at 7.30pm.
Hosted by Racial Justice Advocacy Forum, in partnership with CTE, JPIT, and the Evangelical Alliance, the panel will share what it means for our churches and discuss its adverse impact on those seeking asylum and citizenship of people of colour living in the UK. Register for your webinar place here.’