Ethical approaches to immigration policy for a post–Brexit Britain, from a Christian perspective. (2018)
The Church Times features the chapter by Adrian Pabst from ‘Fortress Britain’, edited by Ben Ryan.
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Refugees should be welcomed – but national borders still matter, argues Adrian Pabst.
PEOPLE are not commodities. Refugees, as a particular category of migrant, should not be viewed as anonymous and deracinated economic agents, uprooted from their linguistic, familial, cultural, and religious hinterland.
Rather, most, if not all, refugees are deeply invested in their identities, and they long to be recognised within a host country with its political system and culture. And those who wish to return eventually to their countries of origin do not seek a nomadic existence elsewhere, and do not want their families to be rootless.
Read the full article here.
This chapter is from Theos edited book ‘Fortress Britain’.
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Ben first joined Theos as an intern in September 2013 and has been a researcher since 2014. He read Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Cambridge and also has an MSc in European Studies from the LSE European Institute.
Posted 4 May 2018
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