New Justice and Peace film highlights ‘Scotland’s shame’ at Dungavel

A new short documentary-film released on behalf of Justice and Peace Scotland is aiming to highlight the issues taking place at Dungavel [detention centre].

Created by parish media group Sancta Familia Media, who are based at Holy Family Church, Mossend, created the video with Justice and Peace following their recent solidarity outside Dungavel Detention Centre with the Ayrshire Hope Not Hate group, where numerous asylum seekers are housed.

The video hears from Justice and Peace members, MSPs, Glasgow Night Shelter, Scottish Detainee Visitors, Global Justice Glasgow, Bishop William Nolan of Galloway, and those who have experienced first-hand the immigration process at Dungavel.

“The continued existence of the Dungavel Detention Centre is becoming a real problem for Scotland,” said Daniel Sweeney of Justice and Peace. “Now we’re being told different things about its closure, about its remaining open, and still we have an American private company profiting off the misery of people who have come to the UK seeking sanctuary, looking for safety, and trying to make a better life for themselves away from conflict, away from persecution.

“The Bible consistently tells people we must remember we were slaves in Egypt, and we must welcome the stranger.”

• Full story at the Scottish Catholic Observer.

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