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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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Register your school for CAPSA’s National Week of Prayer & Action 2017

Fill out this from to get involved in CAPSA’s 2017 National Week of Prayer & Action from June 9 -23. If you don’t know specific details, please just give estimates.In relation to media, we want schools to know that we put the interests and needs of students before…

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Speaking Event and Large School Photo – Solidarity Action

Hosting a speaking event or forum at your school can be a great way to engage students in thinking critically about how we treat people seeking asylum. We recommend you engage someone who has lived experience seeking asylum to come and talk to your students.One of the biggest…

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Detention4Detention – Solidarity Action

Detention4Detention is a popular action for students to show solidarity with children in immigration detention in Australia by taking a voluntary lunchtime detention. Students then give messages to those in detention.Many Catholic, independent and government schools around the country have participated in a Detention4Detention action with the simple…

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Circles of Silence – Solidarity Action

The Circles of Silence movement originated in Toulouse, France in 2007 among Franciscan groups in an effort to express solidarity with people seeking asylum and immigrants experiencing injustice and who were being silenced.Circles of Silence are an effective and easily adaptable activity. They can involve anywhere from a…

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CAPSA #RightTrack Community Conversations

Running a conversation project is a great way for people to learn about the issues affecting people seeking asylum, and join the discussion about how we can be treating people with dignity and respect. These small-scale, personal conversations are often one of the most effective ways to encourage…

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