Tag: Refugees

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

Join JEDO at the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees – Sunday, 9th April

JEDO invites you and your friends to walk with us on Sunday 9th April through the streets of Perth as a show of support for and with refugees and asylum-seekers.   The annual Walk for Justice for Refugees is once again taking place in Perth on Palm Sunday, and JEDO will be walking alongside many other churches… Continue Reading Join JEDO at the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees – Sunday, 9th April

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March | United Nations

  The 21st March every year is recognised by the United Nations as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The theme for 2017 is “Racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration,” recognising that refugees and migrants are often targets for racial discrimination.   Below is some information about the… Continue Reading International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March | United Nations

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

Day of Prayer and Fasting for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Sunday 5th March

This coming Sunday 5th March, the first Sunday in Lent, is being recognized by the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) as a Day of Prayer and Fasting  for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. As the NCCA says, “The situation of many thousands of refugees and asylum seekers throughout the world calls Christians to respond.… Continue Reading Day of Prayer and Fasting for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Sunday 5th March

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