Alicia Edmund

Alicia Edmund

Alicia joined the Evangelical Alliance as head of public policy in August 2021. She brings over 15 years' experience working in politics, policy and activism. After completing her degree in politics, Alicia went on to work with UK charities and overseas ministries specialising in international human rights law, social justice, restorative justice and the Government's serious violence strategy. She is passionate about the church bridging the divide between cultural opinion and the gospel. In her spare time, she loves photography, studying photojournalism and learning to make Japanese cuisine.

Protecting asylum seekers and refugees: If not you, then who?

15 November 2021The most contentious principle in the bill is the differential treatment of asylum seekers based on how they entered the UK. The fall of Afghanistan and the resettlement response best exemplifies the failings in this policy. Men, women and children received indefinite leave to remain and the statutory support that goes along with it, as part of the government’s 'Afghan Relocation and Assistance policy' resettlement scheme. But if the bill goes through in its current form, we are gravely…

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