From the Church of Scotland:
We will stand by failed asylum seeker's children
Church offers support network to the government
A senior Kirk official today praised the
government for listening to its concerns about Dungavel - and asked that
churches be part of the solution.
Reverend Ian Galloway, convener of the Kirk's Church and Society
Council, made the remarks ahead of the Moderator's visit to Dungavel detention
centre on Monday.
Mr. Galloway commented:
"We are pleased that the government has listened to us, as the Dungavel regime was inhumane, especially for young children.
"But following Jim Murphy's announcement, there must be action. And we
want to be involved in that action."
He felt that churches had a lot to offer the government and failed asylum seekers:
"The Kirk has always been regarded as being a place of support and safety for the vulnerable in society.
"I know of church members who stood as surety for a family of failed asylum seekers, and they fulfilled their bail conditions without fail."