Tag: Refugees

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

Message from Pope Francis for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 15 January 2017

The 15th January 2017 is the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. In his message for 2017, Pope Francis draws attention to the plight of “Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless.” You can read his full message here, or read an except below.   This is also an opportunity and reminder to read and reflect on the… Continue Reading Message from Pope Francis for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 15 January 2017

International Migrants Day, 18 December 2016 | United Nations

  The 18th December 2016 is International Migrants Day, a day observed annually by the United Nations and countries throughout the world to acknowledge and celebrate the rights of migrants and to draw attention to the current issues and opportunities surrounding global migration.   The United Nations recently (September 2016) adopted a set of committments known as the New York… Continue Reading International Migrants Day, 18 December 2016 | United Nations

Catholic Mission Christmas Event, 15th December 2016: Finding a Place

Catholic Mission invites you to join them at their Christmas event, “Finding a Place: a Christmas Reflection in Word and Music.”   This evening of sacred music, readings and congregational carols will be held at the Basilica of St Patrick in Fremantle on Thursday 15th December at 7pm. Proceeds from the evening will support Catholic… Continue Reading Catholic Mission Christmas Event, 15th December 2016: Finding a Place

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

MercyCare | “Illuminations”: A concert to shine a light on acts of mercy in our community | 20 November 2016

On 20 November 2016, MercyCare is presenting “Illuminations: a concert to shine a light on acts of mercy in our community.”   Illuminations will be a concert of uplifting music for chorale and orchestra celebrating the final day of the Catholic Church’s Jubilee Year of Mercy.   The concert will run from 2:30pm to 3:30pm and… Continue Reading MercyCare | “Illuminations”: A concert to shine a light on acts of mercy in our community | 20 November 2016

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

Welcome to Australia: Walk Together this year on Oct 22nd in your city

No matter where we’ve come from, how we got here or why we’ve made Australia home – we share our future. Together, we can create communities characterised by welcome and a nation known for its diversity, unity and generosity.   If you believe that compassion builds a better future than cruelty, that fear and prejudice… Continue Reading Welcome to Australia: Walk Together this year on Oct 22nd in your city

World Humanitarian Day | Friday 19th August 2016

Friday 19th August 2016 is World Humanitarian Day, a day to acknowledge the important work done by humanitarian workers around the world, and to remind all of us of the continuing need for this aid.     According to the United Nations, there are currently around 130 million people around the world living in crisis, who… Continue Reading World Humanitarian Day | Friday 19th August 2016

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