Tag: Asylum Seekers

Caritas Internationalis joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day_20 Jun 2017

Refugees: An opportunity to grow together   Joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day 2017   The Christian Bible tells the story of two men, Peter and Cornelius, utterly divided by religious belief and culture, who in encountering each other discovered a truth about God’s common will for them that neither had previously grasped. They… Continue Reading Caritas Internationalis joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day_20 Jun 2017

Refugee Week and World Refugee Day, 18-24 June 2017

Refugee Week Refugee Week is a national annual celebration of the contributions that refugees have made to Australian society, and a chance to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees. Refugee Week is organised by the Refugee Council of Australia, and in 2017 is taking place from the 18th to the 24th June.   The designated theme for Refugee… Continue Reading Refugee Week and World Refugee Day, 18-24 June 2017

Palm Sunday Walk encourages compassion for refugees | The Record

  By Caroline Smith  Jesus’ message of compassion and welcoming was brought to the forefront at the recent Palm Sunday Walk for Refugees, where nearly 1000 people came out to support people seeking asylum in Australia and around the world. The annual event was held at St George’s Cathedral on Sunday 9 April and was… Continue Reading Palm Sunday Walk encourages compassion for refugees | The Record

Join JEDO at the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees – Sunday, 9th April

JEDO invites you and your friends to walk with us on Sunday 9th April through the streets of Perth as a show of support for and with refugees and asylum-seekers.   The annual Walk for Justice for Refugees is once again taking place in Perth on Palm Sunday, and JEDO will be walking alongside many other churches… Continue Reading Join JEDO at the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees – Sunday, 9th April

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March | United Nations

  The 21st March every year is recognised by the United Nations as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The theme for 2017 is “Racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration,” recognising that refugees and migrants are often targets for racial discrimination.   Below is some information about the… Continue Reading International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March | United Nations

Tuesday Mourning: lament and highlight the plight of refugees on Manus and Nauru

The Josephite Justice Network of the Sisters of St Joseph will be observing ‘Tuesday Mourning’ every week until Pentecost Sunday, to lament and acknowledge the plight of the innocent asylum seekers currently locked up on Manus Island and Nauru. They are encouraging others to join them in donning black every Tuesday as a sign of mourning.… Continue Reading Tuesday Mourning: lament and highlight the plight of refugees on Manus and Nauru

Day of Prayer and Fasting for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Sunday 5th March

This coming Sunday 5th March, the first Sunday in Lent, is being recognized by the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) as a Day of Prayer and Fasting  for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. As the NCCA says, “The situation of many thousands of refugees and asylum seekers throughout the world calls Christians to respond.… Continue Reading Day of Prayer and Fasting for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Sunday 5th March

Message from Pope Francis for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 15 January 2017

The 15th January 2017 is the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. In his message for 2017, Pope Francis draws attention to the plight of “Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless.” You can read his full message here, or read an except below.   This is also an opportunity and reminder to read and reflect on the… Continue Reading Message from Pope Francis for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 15 January 2017

International Migrants Day, 18 December 2016 | United Nations

  The 18th December 2016 is International Migrants Day, a day observed annually by the United Nations and countries throughout the world to acknowledge and celebrate the rights of migrants and to draw attention to the current issues and opportunities surrounding global migration.   The United Nations recently (September 2016) adopted a set of committments known as the New York… Continue Reading International Migrants Day, 18 December 2016 | United Nations

Catholic Mission Christmas Event, 15th December 2016: Finding a Place

Catholic Mission invites you to join them at their Christmas event, “Finding a Place: a Christmas Reflection in Word and Music.”   This evening of sacred music, readings and congregational carols will be held at the Basilica of St Patrick in Fremantle on Thursday 15th December at 7pm. Proceeds from the evening will support Catholic… Continue Reading Catholic Mission Christmas Event, 15th December 2016: Finding a Place

It’s Time for a Better Way – Petition to end offshore processing | Edmund Rice Centre

The Edmund Rice Centre is calling on Australians to sign a petition encouraging the Australian Government to put an end to offshore processing of asylum seekers and to bring people safely to Australia’s shores.   You can read more about the campaign below, and sign the petition here.   There are serious reports of abuse, self-harm… Continue Reading It’s Time for a Better Way – Petition to end offshore processing | Edmund Rice Centre

Justice, Ecology and Development Office © 2014 Frontier Theme