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2019 Palm Sunday Walks for Justice for Refugees

Palm Sunday is soon (14th April), and CAPSA is encouraging everyone to attend their local 2019 Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees. In light of the coming election, a clear message of compassion is important to send to our communities and prospective elected Government. Find and register your…

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Panel Discussion: Advocacy and Service for People Seeking Asylum

This event will bring together a panel to discuss what the broader situation for people seeking asylum and refugees is in Australia, and how Catholic services in Adelaide are practically trying to support their needs.The panel will also address the Catholic community’s imperative to be involved in this…

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Hold a Class/Assembly Outside

No roof over our headMany in our community are advocating on behalf of people seeking asylum who are getting their basic supports cut around the hash tag: #roofovermyhead.The reality is that many of those who lose this support will become homeless. The Catholic community and the broader charity…

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30 Days’ Notice Reflection Activity

Reflection Activity: ’30 Days Notice’It is hard to imagine the consequences of losing one’s sole source of income, as well as case management support. This is the reality being faced by families who will be hit by the SRSS cuts recently put into place. SRSS support is not…

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Organise a 15 minute lunchtime ‘Circle of Silence’ on Thursday July 19th

Five years ago, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that all asylum seekers who arrived in Australia by boat after the 19th of July 2013 would be processed offshore and not be resettled in Australia.Since then anyone seeking asylum and protection arriving by boat have been placed in…

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CALL TO ACTION: Removal of support payments for people seeking asylum

“Every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ, who identifies with the welcomed and rejected strangers of every age (Matthew 25:35-43)” – Pope Francis, Message for the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2018 [I]The problemThe Australian Government is currently…

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National Week of Prayer & Action 2017

From June 9-23, more than 75 Catholic schools across the country – primary, secondary, urban and rural, took action with staff, students, parents and wider school communities to express solidarity to people seeking asylum caught up in Australia’s harsh policy of cruelty and deterrence. They stood up for…

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