Posted: December 2016
What sort of welcome would Mary and Joseph receive if they wound up in the UK, instead of Bethlehem, this Christmas? A Very British Nativity is a short video challenging us to rethink what we know about the nativity story, by highlighting the treatment and experiences of asylum seekers living in the UK.
Click here to see the 3 minute video which was produced by a coalition of four UK Churches: The Baptist Union of Great Britain, The Church of Scotland, The Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church.
For the detailed asylum seekers' background facts, click here.
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