Category: Faith Based Group

Asylum Seeker Art Exhibition at ACC&C – 20 Febuary to 4 March

“Home: between here and there” is an exhibition showcasing eight artists seeking asylum in Australia. The works on display are the outcome of a 10-week skills development workshop program organised by Settlement Services International’s Arts & Culture Program. The narratives…

Nauru detention centre must be closed

Uniting Justice, 01 SEPTEMBER 2015 The Uniting Church is renewing its call for the immediate closure of the Nauru detention centre after another damning report into the centre’s operations. The Senate Select Committee’s report released on Monday describes a disturbing…

Sydney: Bishop calls Australians to show same generosity his family received when they fled Vietnam 40 years ago

“Migrants and refugees need our special attention and care as they are our brothers and sisters,” Bishop Long said. The theme for the 101st World Day of Migrants and Refugees chosen by Pope Francis, is: “the Church without frontiers, Mother…

Love Makes a Way: Parliament House Action

Refugee Week has proved to be a very busy week in relation to refugee policy activism. Yesterday about 40 demonstrators protesting against the ongoing detention of asylum seeker children were escorted from Parliament House after staging a peaceful sit-in. The…

Dangerous Christians forced to have under their testicles inspected dare to submit a complaint

David Weber, ABC News 8 May 2015 The eight protesters from various churches had staged a sit-in demonstration at Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s electorate office in December. Westcity Church Pastor Jarrod McKenna said police took them to the watch house,…

Not to be Missed: Mary Meets Mohammad – Canberra Film Screenings

This film follows the arrival of Tasmania’s first detention centre through the eyes of local Christian woman and knitting club member Mary and Muslim Afghan Hazara asylum seeker Mohammad, who is detained inside the centre – as they connect through…

Tasmanian churches ring bells in united protest against mandatory detention of asylum seekers

By Kristy Sheridan PHOTO: Anglican Dean of Hobart Richard Humphrey joins the Freedom Bells campaign against Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers.  (ABC News) Tasmanian churches are ringing their bells in unison to express their opposition to the mandatory detention of asylum seekers.…