Comments: Bishops call for Iraqi Christians to be given asylum in Britain

At last!

Posted by Richard Ashby at Sunday, 3 August 2014 at 9:42am BST

The Bishop of Manchester is spot on in what he says but whose opinion does David Cameron fear most David Walker's or Nigel Farage's?

Posted by Father David at Sunday, 3 August 2014 at 7:32pm BST

There should be a massive response from Christians in support of this.

Posted by Helen at Sunday, 3 August 2014 at 10:09pm BST

Inasmuch as the U.S.'s responsibility for the destruction of Iraq is even greater than the UK's, the disaster which is the current U.S. political system {cough *GOP-controlled House of Representatives* cough} makes equivalent U.S. action impossible. Just ask Central American CHILDREN refugees.

God bless this effort in the UK and elsewhere. Lord, forgive the USA its sins . . . WHEN we Yanks get off our butts and elect politicians who don't sin in our names/with our tax dollars. Amen!

Posted by JCF at Sunday, 3 August 2014 at 10:27pm BST

Whatever next, the Church of England standing up in opposition to the Conservative led Government, well I never did !
Reminds me of nothing more than the heady days when Archbishop Runcie was in charge of the outfit and reports like "The Church and the Bomb" and that well know "Marxist" tome "Faith in the City" so annoyed Maggie Thatcher and her motley crew of Ministers. Now that's what I call opposition.

Posted by Father David at Monday, 4 August 2014 at 5:46am BST

There is an e petition on the HM Govt site to allow Iraqi Christians asylum. Its got 19 signatures so far - so its a long way from the 100,000 needed to get it debated. Can we support this ( and also spread the word) as an active measure to get the Govt to do something, and support the bishops.

Posted by Henry Dee at Tuesday, 5 August 2014 at 1:40pm BST
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