Misha Coleman – Churches working together on refugee advocacy

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Date(s) - Thu 2 Mar 2017
19:30 - 21:30

Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

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Churches working together on refugee advocacy – lessons learnt from the last 4 years – policy and practice!

Misha Coleman has been the Executive Officer of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce (ACRT) since its establishment in 2012 and will share her insights and respond to questions on the highlights and lessons learnt during her time with the ACRT. Campaigns have included the Sanctuary movement, unaccompanied minors in detention, and the cost of maintaining “the drownings argument”.

The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce is supported by the National Council of Churches and was established to promote a shared Christian vision of compassion and hospitality for asylum seekers and refugees. The churches and their agencies work together to advocate for just and humane policies.

Misha has extensive experience living and working in the regions from which people flee as asylum seekers and refugees including Palestine, Ethiopia, Kenya, Vietnam and Cambodia; and was formerly CEO of Anglican Overseas Aid.

This event is organized by the Faith Based Working Group of the Refugee Action Committee (RAC) Canberra.

Register by email: mail@refugeeaction.org