Sylvia Hui

Sylvia Hui is an author at Religion News Service.

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Archbishop of Canterbury: UK migration bill is morally wrong

By Sylvia Hui — May 10, 2023
LONDON (AP) — The legislation bars asylum claims by anyone who reaches the U.K. by unauthorized means, and compels officials to deport refugees and migrants 'to their home country or a safe third country.' Once deported, they would be banned from ever re-entering the U.K.

Church of England refuses to back same-sex marriage

By Sylvia Hui — January 19, 2023
LONDON (AP) — However, same-sex couples would be able to have a church service with prayers of dedication, thanksgiving or for God's blessing.

Protests galvanize Iranians abroad in hope, worry and unity

By Sylvia Hui — October 12, 2022
LONDON (AP) — Many in the diaspora community say they feel an unprecedented unity of purpose and affinity with the demonstrations at home.

Phone call shows brother pleading with Texas hostage-taker

By Sylvia Hui, Jill Lawless, and Danica Kirka — January 20, 2022
LONDON (AP) — British police are continuing to support U.S. authorities with their investigation into Saturday’s hostage incident. Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British citizen, took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue.

Pope sends message to Mass remembering slain UK lawmaker

By Sylvia Hui — November 23, 2021
LONDON (AP) — British politicians came together Tuesday for a Mass to mourn the death of slain lawmaker David Amess, with Pope Francis sending a message calling for mourners to “combat evil with good.” Prime Minister Boris Johnson, three former prime ministers and Keir Starmer, leader of the opposition Labour Party, joined dozens others at […]
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