Northern Ireland

UK and Ireland map with focus on Northern IrelandYou’ll find news, practical action, policies and faith resources that relate to Northern Ireland in this section of the website.

Over the coming weeks, organisations and websites that make a particular contribution in the context of Northern Ireland will be added to this list.

 

A growing tolerance post-Brexit referendum?
Jul 17

A growing tolerance post-Brexit referendum?

There were fears, accusations and even some evidence that the UK’s Brexit decision was followed by intolerance and an increase in hate crime. The results of a survey on British social attitudes by the National Centre for Social Research show an increasingly positive attitude towards ...
Legal aid to be restored to unaccompanied and separated children
Jul 16

Legal aid to be restored to unaccompanied and separated children

Two UK government policy changes are highlighted in a new article on the Free Movement website. Following on from a judicial review by the Children’s Society, the Justice Minister Lucy Frazer QC has announced the government’s plans to “lay an amendment to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and ...
UK Government pauses hostile environment data-sharing
Jul 12

UK Government pauses hostile environment data-sharing

This morning, Labour MP David Lammy was granted an Urgent Question in the House of Commons to ask about (in his own words) “[the Home Secretary’s] cynical decision to bury the Home Office’s admission of failures over the Hostile Environment during the England match.” Home Sec. @sajidjavid made ...
Nadine Daniel speaking about migration, refugees and sponsorship
Jul 10

Nadine Daniel speaking about migration, refugees and sponsorship

Nadine Daniel is national refugee welcome coordinator for the Church of England. She addressed the CTBI annual general meeting in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral back in May. A resident of Toxteth, she welcomed the delegates to Liverpool. While the word ‘welcome’ was an important emphasis in ...
University scholarships for people who have claimed asylum in the UK
Jul 5

University scholarships for people who have claimed asylum in the UK

More than 60 universities now offer Equal Access university scholarships, bursaries or fee waivers to people who have claimed asylum in the UK. Student Action for Refugees (STAR) maintain a list of participating institutions. A new scheme developed in partnership with Reading Refugee Support ...
Sanctuary Sunday – rationale and resources
Jun 21

Sanctuary Sunday – rationale and resources

Where does the idea of sanctuary come from? And why Sanctuary Sunday? The Bible contains the command to “love your neighbour as yourself.” Yet this commandment is stated only once in Hebrew Scriptures (Leviticus 19:18). On the other hand there is an oft-repeated requirement in Hebrew Scriptures ...
End Hostility report from Joint Public Issues Team
Jun 21

End Hostility report from Joint Public Issues Team

The Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) have launched their End Hostility report [PDF] calling for an end to the ‘hostile environment’, starting with a full independent review of Home Office immigration policy and practice which examines the damaging effect the policies of the hostile environment ...
Refugee Week in Northern Ireland (18-24 June 2018)
Jun 18

Refugee Week in Northern Ireland (18-24 June 2018)

Refugee Week has been celebrated across the UK annually for 20 years. Libraries across Northern Ireland along with other venues are hosting events during Refugee Week. Monday 18 June The Belfast Falls Road Library is the venue for Music Building Bridges between 4pm and 5pm. Tuesday 19. ...
Myth busting the refugee crisis
Jun 5

Myth busting the refugee crisis

Writing in Tuesday’s Guardian newspaper, Daniel Trilling busts five myths about the refugee crisis in a long read that deconstructs some of the beliefs that shape policy and public opinion. Myth 1. The crisis is over. Myth 2. We can neatly separate ‘refugees’ from ‘economic migrants’ Myth 3. ...