Church Statements on Migration, Refugees & Asylum

Anglican Communion (including Church of England)

Archbishop Justin Welby, Statement on the Refugee Crisis (September 2015)
Archbishop Justin Welby, Statement on Launch of Full Community Sponsorship Scheme (July 2016)
Archbishop Justin Welby, Statement on Child Refugees (February 2017)
Archbishop Albert Chama, Letter to  UN Secretary General ahead of Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants (September 2016)
Bishop Nick Baines, Compassion for refugees is not just a short-term fix (September 2015)

 

Baptist Union of Great Britain
(See also Joint Public Issues Team)

General Secretary Lyn Green, Statement on Baptist response to refugees (September 2015)

 

Catholic Church

Pope Francis, Message for the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (for January 2018)
Pope Francis, Message for the 103rd World Day of Migrants and Refugees (for 15 January 2017)
Pope Francis, Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2016
Pope Francis, Message for the 101st World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2015
Pope Francis, Message for the World of Migrants and Refugees 2014

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Statement on the Extension of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme
CAFOD/CSAN, Responding to the Refugee Crisis: Welcoming the stranger in our midst

 

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland/Churches Refugee Network

Women’s Delegation to Greece: Letter to CTBI Member Churches, Letter to the Churches in Greece

 

Conference of European Churches (CEC)/Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe

Letter to the European Council on European responses to refugees and migrants (with other organisations, March 2016)
“Have no fear” statement from Lunteren Ecumenical Conference (June 2016)
Lampedusa Ecumenical Statement  (Autumn 2017)

 

Joint Public Issues Team

A statement on the situation in Calais (August 2015)
Letter from church leaders to Theresa May requesting settlement of more refugees (March 2016)
Statement of church leaders on closure of Dubs Scheme for refugee children  (March 2017)

 

Methodist Church
(see also Joint Public Issues Team)

Letter from the Secretary of Conference to Theresa May (September 2015)
Pastoral Letter on the migration and refugee situation in Europe (European Methodist Council – September 2015)

 

Quakers
(see also Joint Public Issues Team)

Quakers speak on plight of migrants (April 2015)