Call off anti immigrant protest, pleads Methodist minister

Belfast City Hall
Belfast City Hall

As a Christian leader, I am calling on the ‘Protestant Coalition’ organisers of the planned protest, even at this late date, to reverse their decision to hold this protest.

As a Christian leader, I am calling on the ‘Protestant Coalition’ organisers of the planned protest, even at this late date, to reverse their decision to hold this protest.

Letters to Editor

Letters to Editor

At the heart of the Protestant faith there is God’s Grace and love which we are called to demonstrate in our words and actions.

A constant reminder in the Bible is God’s call to “welcome the stranger and seek their welfare” and in accepting refugees into our country we are doing just that.

Along with other right thinking people I utterly condemn the proposed protest meeting this Saturday organised by ‘The Protestant Coalition’ about immigration.

What would Irish people seeking to escape the great famine have done if people in the countries to which they went seeking a new beginning had told them to Go back we don’t want you here or how would America become the “melting pot“ of nations if the Native Americans had refused them entry?

Rev Brian Anderson, President of Methodist Church in Ireland

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