Archive: Church Publications on Refugees and Asylum

We’ll keep this page up to date with archived publications that may still provide useful background information when responding to the current refugee crisis.

Asylum principles

Asylum PrinciplesFirst published in 2006, this book provides a resource for Christians who want to offer a welcome to the stranger in their midst.

Download Asylum Principles.








Migration Principles

Migration PrinciplesA statement produced by the churches in 2007 designed to help churches individually and collectively to formulate their responses to public policy and its impact upon migrants.

Download Migration Principles.








Sanctuary for All – Racial Justice Sunday 2015

Welcome sign above Church door

First included for Racial Justice Sunday 2015 this resource written by Inderjit Bhogal, of the Leeds Church Institute, includes background and Biblical reflections on migration and refugee issues.


Sanctuary for All (English, Docx)
Sanctuary for All (Welsh, Docx)

Photo: Bill McIntyre





Inclusive Church – Racial Justice Sunday 2012

Inclusive Church - Racial Justice Sunday 2012You’ll find hymns, prayers, reflections, homilies, personal stories, suggestions for actions and more, in this resource originally produced for Racial Justice Sunday 2012.


Inclusive Church – Racial Justice Sunday resource pack 2012 (English, PDF).

Inclusive Church – Racial Justice Sunday resource pack 2012 (Welsh/English, PDF)






Asylum in Britain: a question of conscience – Revd Canon Anthony Harvey

Asylum in Britain Anthony Harvey, formerly Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey, has made the whole of his book (revised in 2009) available. This book gives a brief outline of asylum in the light of Christian teachings. It highlights the national and international policy problems, and queries current public perceptions and statutory practice.

Download Asylum in Britain: a question of conscience (PDF)






Sanctuary Pledge Briefing 2010

Sanctuary Pledge briefing Published in the run-up to the 2010 UK General Election it asked Church leaders to take the initiative in public debate, promoting traditional British and biblical values about the dignity of migration and a more just and respectful treatment of those who seek sanctuary who may otherwise become the casualties of political campaigning.

Download Sanctuary Pledge Briefing (PDF)