Many asylum seekers worship in our churches and join in the life of the local church. As part of an asylum hearing, church ministers may be called to testify as to the genuineness of an applicant’s Christian faith.
This briefing from the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) 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.
Church response to the refugee crisis
See our dedicated page for more details of how the churches are responding to the refugee crisis.