So many kinds of wrong: a theological response to the Rwanda asylum initiative
The scheme fails on ethical and theological grounds, argues Samuel Wells.
Perhaps like many others, when I heard of the British Government’s Rwanda asylum initiative, announced on 14 April, I initially thought it was a line from the BBC Radio 4 show The News Quiz. It seemed so obviously to be a spoof of the Government’s attempts to distract from Partygate.
When I became persuaded that this wasn’t an April fool, again, like others, I struggled to articulate why it seemed such a terrible plan. At that point, I recalled one of the most applicable phrases I picked up from living for several years in the United States: “so many kinds of wrong”.
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