Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

migration and movements of people - archive

migration and
movement of people




20 November 2008
Open debate - Migrant workers in the economy: rights and responsibilities

The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility brought together speakers from government, business, the trade unions, a migrant worker project and the Church to explore issues relating to the responsibility society has to ensure that migrant workers are treated fairly.
Report (PDF) link to external website

October 2008
Conference: Scottish Churches and Contemporary Migration,

This day conference explored many of the issues around new migration to Scotland, and identified key themes and challenges to which the Churches in Scotland can make a positive contribution:

Non-Western Christians in Scotland: Mission in Reverse - Kenneth R Ross (PDF)

Guest workers in Scotland - Provincial Home Mission Committee (PDF)

Mission Impact of Migration (continued) presentation - Jim Currin (PDF)


Four Nations Forum for Evangelisation, Dublin 2007

In November 2007, the Global Mission Network Four Nations Forum for Evangelisation met in Dublin to consider mission and migration:

Darrel JacksonReport looking at the Mission Impact of Migration:
Mission Impact of Migration - Jim Currin (PDF)

Photo: speaker Revd Darrel Jackson


Mgr Keith BarltropPaper considering how immigration affects evangelisation:
New Immigration, New Evangelisation - Mgr Keith Barltrop (PDF)

Photo: Mgr Keith Barltrop


Finding sanctuary: the challenge of migration  

A theological reflection and analysis on migration, convened by the World Council of Churches in November 2007, has highlighted the challenges that the issue presents to Christians.
See: Finding sanctuary: the challenge of migration 


Migration Principles 
A resource that has already been developed by an inter-denominational study group convened by the Racial Justice team is Migration Principles. Edited by Professor Paul Weller of the University of Derby, Migration Principles is firmly rooted in the Christian tradition of welcome. The publication looks at migration in the context not only of Christian theology but also of globalisation, racism, xenophobia, trafficking and exploitation. It further considers the complex issues of family reunification, and the reciprocal benefits of migration, as well as high-profile security concerns.

An Executive Summary is available from the Racial Justice Publications page.

The full publication is available to buy link to external website

Cytûn (Churches Together in Wales) submitted a response to the National Assembly for Wales Equality of Opportunity Committee's inquiry into matters relating to migrant workers, their families, and the communities in which they live and work, based on the publication Migration Principles:
Submission by Cytûn (PDF)


All links are to external websites:


Migrant world

Global migration fact file 

Migration glossary


Royal Geographic Society

A guide that contains answers to misconceptions about both migration and asylum:
UK migration controversies: a simple guide (PDF)

Organisations concerned with sex trafficking

Hope for Justice

Medaille Trust

Stop the Traffik

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