Refugee Week celebrated in Halesowen
28th June 2011
James Morris, MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis, took part in an event last week to celebrate the contributions which refugees have made to Halesowen and Rowley Regis.
Alongside many other local residents and dignitaries, including the Mayor of Dudley, James attended the event at the Hope Centre last Thursday. The celebrations included African drumming, stalls and a variety of food.
The UN Convention for Refugees was developed after World War Two, and Britain has played an important role since then in helping those persecuted in their own countries. Showing compassion for refugees is a strong indicator of a fair and just society.
James Morris commented: “It is absolutely right that we balance a tough policy on immigration alongside offering refugees in genuine need sanctuary and a support. Refugees have contributed significantly over the years to Halesowen and Rowley Regis and I was delighted to attend the celebrations”.
Photo: James Morris with attendees of the Refugees Week event at the Hope Centre