Updated 30 May 2017.
Asylum applications and Christian belief
Church ministers may be called to testify as to the genuineness of an applicant’s Christian faith during an asylum hearing. This briefing from the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT), published in May 2017, offers general guidance and, although the example refers to a URC congregation, it is intended to be used by all denominations and to be adapted as required.
Download Asylum applications and Christian belief from the JPIT website.
Appendix A – Testing the Genuineness of Conversion to Christianity
This appendix to the submission to the APPG on International Freedom of Religion or Belief by the Churches’ Refugee Committee in November 2014 looks at testing the Genuineness of Conversion to Christianity.
Asylum Applications and Christian Witness in Court
Divided families; some more divided than others
Submission to the APPG on Migration-Family Migration Inquiry
Refugee story – Sergei
Church of England Response to Regulating Migrant access to health services in the UK
Sanctuary Pledge briefing
Asylum in Britain (2009)
Asylum in Britain Bible study
Phone Cards – how to provide proof of regular contact