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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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#FairGoForFamilies: A Campaign for Family Reunion

Just as the intimate connection between the family and society demands that the family be open to and participate in society and its development, so also it requires that society should never fail in its fundamental task of respecting and fostering the family.In the conviction that the good…

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Community Action Training – Melbourne

The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum  and the Uniting Church of Australia Justice & International Mission are jointly offering local church and community groups an opportunity come together and build skills for action around refugee issues in Australia.Throughout May and June we will offer two types of…

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Engage Hearts & Minds: A Toolkit for Refugee Action

You can download a digital PDF here.You can request a hardcopy toolkit here:

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Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees 2017

Every year tens of thousands of people nationally march for justice for refugees affected by the cruel and harsh policies of the Australian government. With the increasingly vitriolic attacks on refugees and migrants around the world, it is now more important than ever that we gather and express…

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