Sunday, 15 January was the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Almost three quarters of people who come to the Cardinal Hume Centre for support were born overseas.
“Sadly the word ‘refugee’ has become a dirty word in many places today.” So said Lord Alf Dubs at a breakfast briefing hosted by the Cardinal Hume Centre this week.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols (Patron of the Centre) and Archbishop Peter Smith, President and Vice President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, have issued a joint statement on the refugee crisis.
Given the current refugee crisis, there is a temptation to join the fearmongers in calling for iron gates to ‘keep out the masses’. As an organisation which holds the belief that each person is created in the image of God, and is therefore valuable and precious with the right to the fullness of life, what should our response be? Our CEO Cathy Corcoran […]
After 11 years of living on the streets The Centre has helped David to finally get some security into his life.
After escaping a violent husband, Ruth found she had to appeal for her right to stay in the UK with her children. Fortunately the Cardinal Hume Centre has been able to help.