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Timothy Egan’s book is part travelogue, part memoir, part meditation on the past and future of Christianity and part history of the Church in Europe.
In the lead-up to the federal election raise your voice and tell your local MPs that #WeCanDoBetter for people seeking asylum.
Sanctuary: To you and I, perhaps, this word conjures up a weekend away, a spa or even just a few moments of peace from the everyday commotion. But for 267 asylum seekers in Australia, including 37 babies born in Australia and kids currently going to local primary schools, this word holds out the promise of life.
A huge rally in support of refugees was held in Belmore Park on Sunday April 19. Speakers included Graeme McGregor, Refugee Campaign Coordinator, Amnesty International Australia; Ged Kearney, President ACTU; Dr Sue Wareham, Medical Association for the Prevention of War; Kyol Blakeney, President Sydney Uni SRC; Lydia Shelly, Islamophobia Register; and Shokufa Tahiri, a Hazara refugee.
On the afternoon of Friday March 21, SBS news reported that five people had been arrested after holding a prayer vigil in protest against the government’s asylum seeker policy. A group of nine protesters held the vigil in the foyer of the Sydney office of Immigration Minister Scott Morrison, in reaction to what they described as Australia’s “cruel treatment” of asylum seekers.
The Australian government’s asylum seeker policy is problematic on many levels. The very notion that we accept brutalising a desperate minority in order to...
On Saturday August 3 a Service of Lament was held at the Pitt Street Uniting Church in Sydney. The Social Justice Forum, which brings together the Uniting Church and its community service and social justice division of UnitingCare NSW.ACT, called the Service to express sadness and concern at the treatment of asylum seekers.
DARLINGTON: In welcoming people to a passport ceremony at The Settlement Neighbourhood Centre, Ray Jackson, President of the Indigenous Social Justice Association, said: “This day is about Aboriginal people showing respect to people who in return respect us as the sovereign owners of this land.”