Posts Tagged ‘Immigration’

NZ must not let fear stand in the way of kindness Comments 0

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

In the past two weeks, a former refugee family stepped into one of our churches. They were days away from the end of their short-term lease and had nowhere to go. The rental market in Wellington was so tough, they said, in this season. Did we have anywhere they could stay? Even if it just Read more

Pandemic shows immigrants are essential Comments 0

Monday, May 25th, 2020

The pandemic has highlighted that immigrants are essential to the fabric of our society, Cardinal Michael Czerny SJ says. Czerny, who has been the under-secretary of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development’s Migrants and Refugees Section since 2017, is urging people to develop local solutions to address the needs of immigrant and refugee Read more

Kebab shop owner told to stop feeding homeless Comments 0

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

A kebab shop owner who has been feeding homeless people on Sundays has been asked to stop by a local business association over concerns of anti-social behaviour. Zuhaib Abbas Bangash has been feeding the homeless every Sunday from 5.30 pm at his West Auckland shop, Glen Eden Kebab, at Glenmall since November 3. But the selfless act has been Read more

Sr Graciela Colon: Immigration lawyer and nun Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

In 2013, while volunteering in India, Graciela Colon first heard the inner stirrings of Jesus calling her to a religious vocation. For three weeks, she helped St. Teresa of Kolkata’s Missionary Sisters of Charity, minister to abandoned children, some of whom were severely disabled. They took the children off the streets and cared for them. Read more

Jesus would not have got a UK visa says Archbishop of Canterbury Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says Jesus would not have got a UK visa under the points-based system being proposed by the government. “Our founder Jesus Christ was of course not white, middle class and British – he certainly wouldn’t have got a visa – unless we’re particularly short of carpenters,” Welby told the CBI Read more

New Zealand immigration exploitation gives companies a bad name Comments 0

Monday, October 14th, 2019

A training provider for international students who go on to become farm workers says immigration exploitation is giving good companies a bad name. The Philippines’ ambassador to New Zealand, Jesus Domingo, plans to set up a Filipino labour office in Wellington this year or next. He hoped there would be regulation of pastoral care to Read more

Fertility rate threatening NZ’s economic growth Comments 0

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
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New Zealand’s total fertility rate has reached an all-time low. An average of 1.71 children per woman in New Zealand is well below population replacement level and threatens economic growth and the country’s social balance and structure. Population replacement and growth is only coming by way of immigration. The claims come in “Families: Ever Fewer Read more

NZ immigration approach ’harsh and draconian’ Comments 0

Monday, August 5th, 2019

An immigration lawyer says the government is reneging on pledges it would not let foreign students carry the can for fraud committed by agents without their knowledge. Under a new interpretation of existing legislation unveiled to lawyers last week, international students will bear the blame if their education agents give false information in their applications. Read more

Immigration threatens Christianity Comments 0

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, says immigration threatens Christianity. At the start of his European Parliamentary elections campaign, Orban has made it clear he thinks an influx of foreigners has put national traditions including religion in jeopardy. He says allowing more immigrants into the country has led to the “virus of (Islamic) terrorism”. Those who Read more

Church members jailed after singing Amazing Grace Comments 0

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Church members of the CityWell United Methodist Church and others from the US state of North Carolina community sought to physically block the arrest of an immigrant, Oliver-Bruno. They surrounded a government van and refused to move, singing Amazing Grace and chanting, “Let your people go!” Read more Related Posts:How were 300 Koreans allowed to Read more