Tag: Refugees

Beginning of National Refugee Week_16th – 22nd June 2019

Sunday 16th June to Saturday 22nd June, 2019 Overview Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. The first Refugee Week events were organised in Sydney in 1986 by Austcare. In 1987, Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) became a co-organiser… Continue Reading Beginning of National Refugee Week_16th – 22nd June 2019

Perth Citizens Extend Their Hand, Support Refugees on Palm Sunday

Perth citizens extend their hand, support refugees on Palm Sunday 18 Apr 2019 by The Record The event begun outside the Anglican St George’s Cathedral at 1pm. Photo: Desire Mallet By Olivia Bunter Several hundred Perth citizens gathered on Palm Sunday to march through the city, signifying their unwavering support for refugees who await their fate… Continue Reading Perth Citizens Extend Their Hand, Support Refugees on Palm Sunday

Prime Minister…Save Kids on Nauru_Aussie Kids appear in Advertising Campaign

http://www.acrt.com.au/ A group of young Aussie kids have appeared in an Advertising Campaign launched today asking the Prime Minister of Australia to save more than 100 young children in desperate trouble on Nauru.  Doctors who have visited the children are saying they will start dying if the government doesn’t save them, and bring them to… Continue Reading Prime Minister…Save Kids on Nauru_Aussie Kids appear in Advertising Campaign

Joint Catholic Statement on SRSS Income Cuts for People Seeking Asylum in Australia

Refugee Council MR – Govt cuts to SRSS (June 2018)   (Full Statement can be read here) 27th June 2018_Media Release Today, the Department of Home Affairs will begin a staggered exit of around 1500 people seeking asylum from the lifesaving Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS). The news comes despite warnings that these cuts could result… Continue Reading Joint Catholic Statement on SRSS Income Cuts for People Seeking Asylum in Australia

CATHOLIC ALLIANCE FOR PEOPLE SEEKING ASYLUM_2018 Walk for Justice for Refugees

CATHOLIC ALLIANCE FOR PEOPLE SEEKING ASYLUM MARCH 2018 BULLETIN   2018 Walk For Justice For Refugees   The 2018 Walk For Justice For Refugees will be taking place throughout Australia on Palm Sunday (25 March). People from all faith groups, community organisations and the general public will join the Palm Sunday Walk, bringing banners and… Continue Reading CATHOLIC ALLIANCE FOR PEOPLE SEEKING ASYLUM_2018 Walk for Justice for Refugees

Project Compassion Sunday_11th Feb 2018

Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal, Project Compassion brings thousands of Australians together in solidarity with the world’s poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Ash Wednesday_14th February 2018 is the beginning of Project Compassion. http://www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassionarchived http://www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion#stories  

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

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, 4 June | United Nations

  On 4 June every year, the United Nations observes the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. This day acknowledges that the most vulnerable members of society, namely children, are those most greatly affected by the consequences of armed conflict and other acts of aggression, and affirms the UN’s commitment to protect the rights of children,… Continue Reading International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, 4 June | United Nations

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

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