We can

stand in solidarity

The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum stands together to welcome those who come to Australia seeking a safe haven. Our humanity and faith demand that we challenge government policies that lead to hardship, poverty and trauma for people seeking asylum.

Stand in solidarity with us

We can

engage hearts and minds

Find out how you can advocate for fairer treatment and safe and humane policies to support people seeking asylum.

Take action

We can

provide support

Many people living in the Australian community while seeking asylum are experiencing poverty. COVID-19 has made existing issues worse and there is a dire need for practical help.

Provide support

We can

join with others for change

Host a community conversation, meet your MP, attend a Circle of Silence.

Check out our Toolkit for Change!

We can do better

We visited people across the Catholic community and heard their message to people seeking asylum, loud and clear – “You are Welcome”.

Australia’s treatment of people seeking asylum ought to reflect our collective values of solidarity, compassion, respect for human dignity, and our desire to do good – not harm.

When we commit to welcoming people who are fleeing persecution, we do good and honour our values. When imprison people seeking safety and deprive them of what is necessary for life, we do harm.

We can do better.

The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) calls the government to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people who have sought asylum in Australia, through just processes and attention to basic needs. 

What We can do

I can get informed

Confused about the facts? Find out where you can access reliable information including updates about what Catholics are doing in support people seeking asylum …

I can help

Looking for a way to help people seeking asylum in your local community? See how you can share your skills …

I can stand up for change

Want your voice to be heard? Looking for ways to speak out against the harsh treatment of people seeking asylum in Australia? Find out ways to effectively advocate …