Bishop of Coventry asks about impact of coronavirus on refugees in Syria and worldwide

On 30th April and 4th May 2020 the Bishop of Coventry, Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth, received written answers to questions on refugees in Syria and around the world and vulnerability to coronavirus: The Lord Bishop of Coventry: HL3255 To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to limit the vulnerability of refugees around … Continue reading “Bishop of Coventry asks about impact of coronavirus on refugees in Syria and worldwide”

Bishop of St Albans raises potential Covid-19 humanitarian crisis in Syria

On 30th April 2020 during a virtual sitting of the House of Lords, the Bishop of St Albans, Rt Revd Alan Smith, asked a question he had tabled about the situation in Idlib, Syria. The response, his follow-up and other questions from Members is reproduced below: The Lord Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her … Continue reading “Bishop of St Albans raises potential Covid-19 humanitarian crisis in Syria”

Bishop of Coventry asks Government to support organisations helping Christians and other minorities returning to Syria

On 5th December 2018 Baroness D’Souza asked Her Majesty’s Government “what plans they have to support and provide resources for reconstruction programmes in Syria.” The Bishop of Coventry, Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth, asked a follow-up question: The Lord Bishop of Coventry: My Lords, given the powerful words of the most reverend Primate the Archbishop of Canterbury … Continue reading “Bishop of Coventry asks Government to support organisations helping Christians and other minorities returning to Syria”

Bishop of Coventry asks why few Christians, Yazidis and Syrian religious minorities have been resettled in UK

On 23rd July 2018, the Bishop of Coventry, the Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth, received a written answer to a question on refugee resettlement: The Bishop of Coventry: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of why the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has referred so few Christians, Yazidis and other Syrian religious … Continue reading “Bishop of Coventry asks why few Christians, Yazidis and Syrian religious minorities have been resettled in UK”

Bishop of Carlisle welcomes progress made under Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme

On 7th June 2018 Lord Scriven led a debate in the House of Lords on the motion ‘that this House takes note of the report of the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, An Inspection of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.’ The Bishop of Carlisle, Rt Revd James Newcome, spoke in the debate: The Lord … Continue reading “Bishop of Carlisle welcomes progress made under Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme”

Bishop of Coventry urges more effort on diplomatic solution to conflict in Syria

On 19th April 2018 the House of Lords debated a Government motion “that this House takes note of the national security situation.” The Bishop of Coventry, Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth, took part in the debate: The Lord Bishop of Coventry: My Lords, I, too, am grateful to the Minister for bringing this debate forward at … Continue reading “Bishop of Coventry urges more effort on diplomatic solution to conflict in Syria”

Bishop of Coventry speaks on military intervention in Syria

On 16th April Baroness Evans of Bowes Park repeated a statement from the Prime Minister on the UK’s military action in Syria. The Bishop of Coventry, the Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth, responded to the statement:   The Bishop of Coventry: My Lords, it was very good to hear that assurance from the Leader of the House … Continue reading “Bishop of Coventry speaks on military intervention in Syria”

Bishop of Southwark receives written answers to questions on Syria

On the 9th April 2018 the Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, received written answers to three questions about Syria:   The Bishop of Southwark: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking (1) to ensure that there is no reduction in the level of UK funding to alleviate the humanitarian crisis … Continue reading “Bishop of Southwark receives written answers to questions on Syria”

Bishops of St Albans and Leeds question the Government about humanitarian situation in Syria

On the 22nd February 2018 the Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Revd Dr Alan smith asked an urgent (Private Notice) Question in the House of Lords about the humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta in Syria. The Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, also asked a question during the follow-up. Both the Bishops’ … Continue reading “Bishops of St Albans and Leeds question the Government about humanitarian situation in Syria”

Bishop of Leeds asks Government about funding of anti-democratic Islamist forces in Syria

On 20th December 2017 Baroness Cox asked the Government “what is their assessment of the current situation in Syria”. The Bishop of Leeds, Rt Revd Nick Baines, asked a follow-up question:. The Lord Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, would the Minister agree that there is a danger here that support for, and funding of, anti-Assad forces, … Continue reading “Bishop of Leeds asks Government about funding of anti-democratic Islamist forces in Syria”