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The Hostile Environment

 Speakers: Robert Beckford and Eleasah Phoenix Lewis

This one-hour webinar was hosted by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) and the Baptist Union of Great Britain. The webinar explored how the Conservative-led Government implanted a policy that created distrust and increased discrimination and deprivation among those with an insecure immigration status in this country. This populist policy, which tapped into the growing anti-immigration status in this country, aimed to build on the ‘fortress Britain / island nation' attitude. What should be the churches' theological response to this issue?

This was the second of five webinars focusing on racial justice in Britain and Ireland.

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Friday 28 August: with speaker Cheryl Townsend Gilkes
Recording from Thursday 23 July: with speakers Anthony Reddie and Eleasah Louis
Tuesday 29 September: with speakers Dr Chi-Chi, Dr Vivienne Lyfar-Cisse and Wale Hudson-Roberts
Recording from Tuesday 21 July: with speaker Patrick Vernon
Date TBC: with speaker Bevan Powell
Recording from 7 July: with speaker Robert Beckford and Eleasah Phoenix Lewis