• The Nationality and Borders Bill – urgent action required

The Nationality and  Borders Bill, which is going through parliament, is of huge concern regarding the treatment of our refugee sisters and brothers. The Bishops of England and  Wales support Saint Vincent de Paul and the Jesuit Refugee Service in their opposition to this Bill. Please write to your MP asking them to vote against the Bill at the Third Reading. Information and a template letter can be found at: https://www.jrsuk.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Eight-Things-You-Should-Know-About-The-Nationality-Borders-Bill_Campaign-Toolkit.pdf

The Jesuit Refugee Service has published a guide to what we can do to stop this bill, which is becoming known as the “anti-refugee bill.” You can read the resources by clicking on the link in blue. The Bible says it is our duty to treat foreigners among us with respect, dignity and compassion: “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do them wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love them as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 19: 33-34.

This video, made by Refugee Action, explains how cruel the bill will be in its effects if passed.