On 20 April, we partnered with Rene Cassin to organise over 60 faith and community leaders at the House of Commons. We went with a simple message; the system of indefinite immigration detention is 'inefficient, expensive and unjust' and is in desperate need of reform. The room was packed and we had a series of exceptional speakers including Ajay and Justice from the Freed Voices group (experts by experience). It was encouraging to see so many parliamentarians, NGOs, faith le
As we celebrate freedom at our Passover Seder, we remind ourselves of those whose freedom is still restricted. We include a key on our seder plate to call for further detention reform. Further details can be found on Rene Cassin's website here.
Last month Rabbi David Mason, on behalf of Tzelem, met with Richard Harrington MP, the minister responsible for coordinating the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the UK. The meeting was arranged by JCORE, the League of Jewish Women (LJW) and Tzelem. Mr Harrington provided an update on the Syrian resettlement program. The representatives of JCORE, LJW and Tzelem highlighted the extensive work of the Jewish community in this area and their desire to do more. Rabbi Mason urg