Tag: Petitions

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery | 2nd December 2016

Friday 2nd December 2016 is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, a day that is observed by the United Nations every year to spread awareness about the need to eradicate modern forms of slavery.   Slavery still exists in many forms around the world, including human trafficking, forced marriage, sexual exploitation, child labour and… Continue Reading International Day for the Abolition of Slavery | 2nd December 2016

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

Australian Aid | Sign the Anti-Poverty Week open letter to the PM, calling for increased aid funding

Anti-Poverty Week was two weeks ago, but its call for individuals, communities, organisations and governments to take action to address to causes and consequences of poverty around the world remains necessary.   Australian Aid are calling on people to sign their Anti-Poverty Week letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, which urges the Government to increase… Continue Reading Australian Aid | Sign the Anti-Poverty Week open letter to the PM, calling for increased aid funding

Caritas Australia’s Campaign for a Fairer World | Make Your Voice Heard

Now that the federal election is over, Australia has a newly elected Prime Minister and Parliament, and Caritas Australia intends to make sure they know  that Australians want their leaders to help builder a fairer world for all.   Soon, Caritas will be delivering the following message to the Prime Minister: Dear Prime Minister, I care deeply… Continue Reading Caritas Australia’s Campaign for a Fairer World | Make Your Voice Heard

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

Caritas | Reflection: Laudato Si’ one year anniversary

The 18th June 2016 marked the one year anniversary of the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’. In their June eNews, Caritas Australia provided a reflection on Laudato Si’, its message, and what action that message requires of us.     The PowerPoint Presentation reflection is freely available for download and use by yourself and your… Continue Reading Caritas | Reflection: Laudato Si’ one year anniversary

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

Caritas Australia | Ask our next Prime Minister to help build a Fairer World for All

Australia votes on 2nd July. Whoever wins the election, let’s make sure that the first thing they hear is our call for a world where all people live with dignity.   Send us your message now and we’ll deliver it after the election to whoever becomes our new Prime Minister.   “Dear Prime Minister, I… Continue Reading Caritas Australia | Ask our next Prime Minister to help build a Fairer World for All

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

Change.org petition update · One year after reprieve, Mary Jane still on death row

6 MAY 2016 — Supporters of Mary Jane Veloso gathered in thanksgiving both in her family’s home province of Nueva Ecija and in Manila to commemorate one year since Mary Jane was given a reprieve from execution by Indonesian President Joko Widodo. April 28 was spent inside the court for the qualified human trafficking case (with… Continue Reading Change.org petition update · One year after reprieve, Mary Jane still on death row

Global Catholic Climate Movement Press Release: Prominent Faith Leaders Deliver Interfaith Climate Change Statement to U.N.

New York, NY: At a colourful multifaith ceremony with Buddhist chants, Zoroastrian prayers and Sikh drumming at the Church Center for the UN, Ambassador Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly took delivery yesterday of the Interfaith Climate Change Statement to World Leaders (www.interfaithstatement2016.org). Amongst key Catholic signatories of the Statement are: Bishop Marcelo… Continue Reading Global Catholic Climate Movement Press Release: Prominent Faith Leaders Deliver Interfaith Climate Change Statement to U.N.

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

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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