After Brook House: continued abuse in immigration detention

May 10, 2024

The Jesuit Refugee Service UK has launched a new report which you can read

The Brook House Inquiry report, published in September 2023, examined abuse at Brook House occurring over several months in 2017. It found numerous instances of violent abuse against detained people, and routine, layered failures to care for and safeguard them, alongside a “toxic” and “dehumanising” culture. The Inquiry report itself observed that these problems were not isolated or confined to Brook House, and often persisted at the time of writing.

The Jesuit Refugee Service UK has complied research – conducted with people with more recent experience of detention at different detention centres – which finds clear, and deeply disturbing, parallels between practices and culture revealed by the Brook House Inquiry and recent and ongoing practices and culture across UK immigration detention. You can find our more about this and read the report here.

There will be a webinar on 14th May at 5.30pm where the Jesuit Refugee Service will present its findings.

The Chaplain

January 23, 2023

In this film we meet Matthew Power who is a Chaplain at Oxford University

Some Synod Scenarios: A view from Rome

September 22, 2021

Nathalie Becquart works for the Vatican Synod of Bishops and gives her view on the 'Synodal Church'.

New Heythrop Library scholarships from 1st December 2023

November 24, 2023

Thanks to Professor CSP Hunter renewing his support, the scholarships will continue!

From the Archives: Celebrating the Ignatian Year

May 24, 2021

This year marks the 500th anniversary since the start of St Ignatius of Loyola's spiritual journey.