Tag: Asylum Seekers

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

The Record » Compassion for refugees reflected in annual Palm Sunday march

Around 1,000 people from varied faith and social justice backgrounds gathered for the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees on 20 March, with a strong Catholic contingent reflecting on the need to show compassion to people seeking asylum. The event began at  St George’s Cathedral in central Perth, where attendees listened to a number… Continue Reading The Record » Compassion for refugees reflected in annual Palm Sunday march

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Monday 21st March, 2016

“The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is an opportunity to renew our commitment to building a world of justice and equality where xenophobia and bigotry do not exist. We must learn the lessons of history and acknowledge the profound damage caused by racial discrimination.” – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday 21st March is the… Continue Reading International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Monday 21st March, 2016

National Harmony Day, Monday 21st March 2016

Next Monday, 21st March, is National Harmony Day – a day to celebrate cultural diversity in Australia.   You can read some information about Harmony Day below, or head to the government website at www.harmony.gov.au to learn how you can celebrate Australia’s diversity this National Harmony Day.   Harmony Day is held every year on… Continue Reading National Harmony Day, Monday 21st March 2016

People around the world are asking Australia to #LetThemStay

A video supporting the #LetThemStay campaign has been produced by the International Alliance Against Mandatory Detention, asking Australia to end off-shore processing of refugees and asylum seekers.   From the YouTube video description: This video documents international outrage over Australia’s inhumane mandatory off-shore detention policies. Find out more at closethecamps.wordpress.com Produced by the International Alliance… Continue Reading People around the world are asking Australia to #LetThemStay

Join JEDO at the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees – Sunday, 20th March

In this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, JEDO invites you and your friends to walk with us on Sunday 20th March through the streets of Perth as a show of support for and with refugees and asylum-seekers.   Such action also supports the current Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ACBC) Social Justice Statement: “For those who’ve come… Continue Reading Join JEDO at the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees – Sunday, 20th March

Latest news from the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum

The February bulletin from the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) is now available to read on their website. This month’s bulletin contains information about the #LetThemStay campaign, which arose in response to the High Court’s ruling regarding offshore processing and detention of asylum seekers.   In early February, CAPSA released a statement condemning the… Continue Reading Latest news from the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum

Learn about important issues facing women and girls globally, this International Women’s Day

Today, 8th March 2016, is International Women’s Day (IWD), a “global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women,” which has been observed since the early 1900s (IWD website). This day also importantly marks a call for gender parity, which, according to the World Economic Forum in 2015, is not predicted to be achieved… Continue Reading Learn about important issues facing women and girls globally, this International Women’s Day

The Record: Seminar encourages mercy and understanding on asylum seekers

  The Archdiocese of Perth has this month held a seminar with the aim of engaging parishes and other Catholics in the debate about asylum seekers and refugees. The event was held with the particular objective of creating an alternative message to what is often presented by mainstream society and in the media. Co-ordinated by… Continue Reading The Record: Seminar encourages mercy and understanding on asylum seekers

Watch Missy Higgin’s tribute to Syrian refugee, Alan Kurdi – Caritas Australia

Award-winning Australian musician, Missy Higgins has released her newest song, titled ‘Oh Canada’, which is about 3 year old Syrian refugee Alan (originally reported as Aylan) Kurdi and his family’s plight for sanctuary.   The video clip of the song includes drawings by children in a Caritas program in Damascus, Syria.   Missy Higgins was… Continue Reading Watch Missy Higgin’s tribute to Syrian refugee, Alan Kurdi – Caritas Australia

IN THE SPIRIT OF SOLIDARITY AND MERCY – LET THEM STAY

People of faith and good will gathered to show their support for refugees and asylum seekers at St George’s Anglican Cathedral, on the evening of Monday 8th February, 2016.     JUSTICE FOR REFUGEES AND ASYLUM-SEEKERS: “There is another way; a way to make a real difference – ACCEPTANCE, LEADERSHIP AND GENEROSITY.” – Bishop Long,… Continue Reading IN THE SPIRIT OF SOLIDARITY AND MERCY – LET THEM STAY

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