Tag: Mandatory Detention

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

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

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

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