News & Stories

The Situation for Refugees in PNG: A breakfast discussion

In early November 2019, CAPSA coordinated a delegation of Catholic leaders* to visit refugees and people seeking asylum in Port Moresby, PNG. The purpose of the delegation was to witness the situation of the refugees and asylum seekers in PNG and demonstrate solidarity with them, and to act…

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Reflections on Port Moresby: Reflections on humanity & resilience & a Call to Action

About this Event Hosted by the Justice and Peace Office of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. Please arrive at 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Event is FREE. Please register as places are limited:  Panelists: * The Most Reverend Bishop of Parramatta, Vincent Long Van Nguyen (Order of Friars…

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‘Jubilee’ Letter Campaign

CAPSA would like to encourage all of us to join together and participate in the Combined Refugee Action Group‘s ‘Jubilee’ letter campaign. This campaign is in solidarity with numerous statements from various Christian organisations and groups such as the National Council of Churches, The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Catholic Religious…

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19th July Offshore Processing Anniversary

19th July 2019 marks six years since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that people seeking asylum, arriving by boat, will never be settled in Australia and be processed offshore.  After six years there have been many tragic consequences resulting from this policy including: 2 recent self-immolations12 deathsSplit familiesMany…

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Support Medevac! Contact Senator Jacqui Lambie

During their election campaign the Coalition maintained their commitment to repeal what is now commonly known as ‘the Medevac Bill’. This bill has allowed the transfer of a small number of people from PNG and Nauru to Australia to receive medical treatment they desperately need. It looks almost…

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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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