Law and religion roundup – 17th March

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Asylum decision-making and conversion to Christianity

On Tuesday, the Commons Home Affairs Committee held a one-off evidence session on Asylum decision-making and conversion to Christianity. It heard from Revd Matthew Firth, former priest-in-charge of St Cuthbert’s and Holy Trinity, Darlington, who is now a priest in the Free Church of England, Revd Canon Christopher Thomas, General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop of Chelmsford, and the Revd Steve Tinning, Public Issues Enabler at the Baptist Union of Great Britain. The Committee also heard from Home Office minister Tom Pursglove. BBC News reported the session here. Continue reading