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Immigration detention – What is it? And how can faith groups challenge it?

Wednesday 21 April 2021 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm BST


An introduction to the issue of immigration detention in the UK, and how faith groups can get involved in preventing it.

Free online event – book your place via our Eventbrite page

With a range of speakers – including activists from religious groups, faith leaders and survivors of detention – the event will illuminate:

• how immigration detention causes harm

• what faith groups can do to challenge it

• the potential for community-based alternatives to detention


  • Rabbi Natan Levy (chair) – Faiths Forum for London
  • Edgar from Freed Voices – with experience of detention
  • Rabbi Aaron Goldstein – Chair of The Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors – an active participant in refugee and asylum issues, supporting Jewish detainees at Harmondsworth
  • Reverend Nathan Ward – formerly headed an immigration removal centre and has since come out against the inhumane condition of indefinite detention
  • Grace Da Costa – Public Affairs and Advocacy Manager, Quakers in Britain – detention and refugee rights campaigner and human rights champion
  • Agnes Tanoh – Women for Refugee Women; Community organiser
  • Naomi Blackwell – Detention Outreach Worker with The Jesuit Refugee Service

Event co-hosted by René Cassin & Faiths Forum for London

Free online event – book your place via our Eventbrite page




Wednesday 21 April 2021
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm BST


Online – via Eventbrite & Zoom


René Cassin