Tag: Asylum Seekers

MercyCare | “Illuminations”: A concert to shine a light on acts of mercy in our community | 20 November 2016

On 20 November 2016, MercyCare is presenting “Illuminations: a concert to shine a light on acts of mercy in our community.”   Illuminations will be a concert of uplifting music for chorale and orchestra celebrating the final day of the Catholic Church’s Jubilee Year of Mercy.   The concert will run from 2:30pm to 3:30pm and… Continue Reading MercyCare | “Illuminations”: A concert to shine a light on acts of mercy in our community | 20 November 2016

The Record | “It is time to bring them here” – ACBC President calls for end to offshore detention

  Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President Archbishop Denis Hart, has last week called for an end to the offshore detention of refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island. In what he described as “one of the greatest crises of our day,” Archbishop Hart lamented the current situation faced by people forced from their… Continue Reading The Record | “It is time to bring them here” – ACBC President calls for end to offshore detention

Welcome to Australia: Walk Together this year on Oct 22nd in your city

No matter where we’ve come from, how we got here or why we’ve made Australia home – we share our future. Together, we can create communities characterised by welcome and a nation known for its diversity, unity and generosity.   If you believe that compassion builds a better future than cruelty, that fear and prejudice… Continue Reading Welcome to Australia: Walk Together this year on Oct 22nd in your city

World Humanitarian Day | Friday 19th August 2016

Friday 19th August 2016 is World Humanitarian Day, a day to acknowledge the important work done by humanitarian workers around the world, and to remind all of us of the continuing need for this aid.     According to the United Nations, there are currently around 130 million people around the world living in crisis, who… Continue Reading World Humanitarian Day | Friday 19th August 2016

ACMRO Kit for Migrant and Refugee Week 2016

  Every year, the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) releases a Migrant and Refugee Kit in time for Migrant and Refugee Week and Migrant and Refugee Sunday, containing a number of useful resources for parishes.   This year, Migrant and Refugee Week runs from 22nd to the 28th August, culminating in Migrant and Refugee Sunday on the… Continue Reading ACMRO Kit for Migrant and Refugee Week 2016

Australia celebrates its biggest ever Refugee Week – Refugee Council of Australia

Refugee Week 2016 was officially Australia’s biggest to date, with over 350 events celebrated across the country in every state and territory.  Film screenings, photography exhibitions, flash mobs and music festivals brought out tens of thousands of Australians to celebrate the courage and contribution that refugees bring to their adopted nation. Phil Glendenning, President of… Continue Reading Australia celebrates its biggest ever Refugee Week – Refugee Council of Australia

Stand together #WithRefugees – Sign the petition – UNHCR

Each day war forces thousands of families to flee their homes. People like you, people like me. To escape the violence, they leave everything behind – everything except their hopes and dreams for a safer future. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency believes that all refugees deserve to live in safety. Add your name to the… Continue Reading Stand together #WithRefugees – Sign the petition – UNHCR

Read CAPSA’s guide to asylum seeker policies this Federal Election

  The Catholic Alliance for People Seeker Asylum (CAPSA) has released at ‘Guide to Asylum Seeker Policies’ for the 2016 Federal Election.   The guide looks at where the LNP, ALP and the Greens stand on different issues relating to asylum seekers and refugees, and may help in your discernment in the lead up to… Continue Reading Read CAPSA’s guide to asylum seeker policies this Federal Election

World Refugee Day and National Refugee Week Australia: 19th and 20th June 2016

  The 19th and 20th June mark important social justice days for celebrating and showing support for refugees and asylum seekers around the world. The 19th June is the first day of National Refugee Week in Australia, and 20th is the UN-declared World Refugee Day.   Both have the purpose of encouraging us  to welcome refugees… Continue Reading World Refugee Day and National Refugee Week Australia: 19th and 20th June 2016

Pledge for Refugees – Sign the Pledge for a Just Refugee Policy

A coalition of refugee advocacy and activist groups around Australia have created the “Pledge for a Just Refugee Policy,” which encourages individuals and organisations to sign as a show of their support for the five positive solutions proposed and contained within the pledge.   From the website: Our aim is for an Australia in which… Continue Reading Pledge for Refugees – Sign the Pledge for a Just Refugee Policy

Freo Refugee Rally & Walk event in June and Prayers for Refugees resource

On Saturday 25th June 2016, walk in solidarity with asylum seekers and refugees.   The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) Social Justice Statement for 2015-16 is titled, “For Those Who’ve Come Across the Seas: Justice for refugees and asylum seekers.” It invites us all to welcome the stranger and to find compassion and mercy for those people fleeing… Continue Reading Freo Refugee Rally & Walk event in June and Prayers for Refugees resource

Read the Caritas March Newsletter for all their latest news

The Caritas March eNews contains all the latest information on Caritas Australia’s work at home and overseas, including stories from 2016 Project Compassion, the impact of Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji, and the support being provided to the victims of the ongoing conflict in Syria.   Read the newsletter here, or sign up to receive the… Continue Reading Read the Caritas March Newsletter for all their latest news

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