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Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015 14:11

Q & A with Sr Brigid Arthur

Sr Brigid Arthur csbSister Brigid Arthur csb of the Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project talks to the newly formed Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) on the importance of building relationships and advocacy on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers.

Monday, 15 June 2015 20:43

Where do you, or will you, push?

Sr-Mary-McDonald sgsGood Samaritan Sister Mary McDonald echoes the advice of Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister: “To change a policy or practice, join a group that is committed to the same issue. Then, with everyone else, push”.

Tuesday, 09 June 2015 11:54

2015 Refugee Week

Refugee Week 2015Refugee Week, an initiative of the Refugee Council of Australia, will be celebrated from Sunday 14th June to Saturday 20 June 2015, which includes World Refugee Day on the 20th. The Chairman of the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO), Bishop Vincent Long ofmconv, a refugee himself, has also called on Australian Catholics to pray for the Rohingya people.

PalmSundayMarchMelb2015Speaking at St Patrick’s Cathedral before the Palm Sunday rally in support of asylum seekers in Melbourne, Redemptorist Father Bruce Duncan reiterated Malcolm Fraser’s call for humane policies through regional resettlement programs.

Monday, 16 March 2015 18:59

Walk for refugees and asylum seekers

palm sunday refugeesAustralians are invited to take part in Palm Sunday rallies or various walks for refugees across capital cities to oppose the Australian government's refugee policies and to collectively show support for people seeking asylum.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:13

What are the limits of our generosity?

drawing children detentionWhen it comes to asylum seekers, what would it mean for us in Australia to give until it hurts? If everything in the gospel tells us that we should not cling to our comforts and riches when others are in need, what then is God telling us to do when faced with asylum seekers coming to our shores, asks Fr Aloysius Mowe sj, Director of Jesuit Refugee Service.

refugees forever 150Jesuit Refugee Service Australia says a report on asylum-seeking children in detention highlights the extreme failure of the government’s refugee and asylum policy, and presents an opportunity for long-overdue change.

Sunday, 08 February 2015 11:53

No solution at all

Fr Adrian Meaney msc 150Australian Missionaries of the Sacred Heart priest Father Adrian Meaney has returned with a heavy heart from a recent visit to Nauru, troubled by the cruel solutions the Australian Government offers to total strangers, writes Paul Dobbyn.