February 2017 Bulletin



We believe that together we CAN make a difference, starting with small acts of kindness and hospitality and becoming a collective voice demanding more compassionate asylum seeker policies.

CAPSA joins renewed call to #BringThemHere

Earlier this month, CAPSA joined more than 70 other organisations calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to resolve the crisis of offshore detention and #BringThemHere. It came as the new Trump presidency cast uncertainty over the resettlement deal.

Read the full statement and signatories here.

Get involved in CAPSA’s community conversation project

Running a community conversation 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 someone to change their position on an issue.

We are developing a toolkit to help our members run conversations in their local community.

Express your interest to attend, host or facilitate a community conversation here.

Volunteer with CAPSA

We are currently seeking some new volunteers to join our team and help us make 2017 a powerful year of action and change. We are currently seeking the following volunteers:

  • National Week of Prayer & Action School Engagement Officers – Melbourne
  • National Week of Prayer & Action Media Interns – Melbourne

Check out position descriptions for each of the roles and details on how to apply on our website.

Donate to CAPSA

Following two years of generous support from Cabrini Health, CAPSA is currently seeking ongoing funding to help us continue our great work into the future. If you, your parish or workplace are able to support CAPSA financially, please donate via our website.

Every dollar will help us to work within the Catholic community to take bold, courageous action to support people seeking asylum. All donations over $2 are tax deductible through Jesuit Social Services.

Help CAPSA continue supporting Catholics to stand in solidarity with refugees.

Recommended reading & viewing

Malcolm Turnbull should walk away from refugee deal – Michelle Grattan – The Conversation

The Messenger podcast – Abdul Aziz Muhamat (currently detained on Manus Island) & Michael Green – Behind the Wire & The Wheeler Centre

Dear Minister for Immigration Peter Dutton, And Whoever Will Listen – Olivia Congdon – New Matilda

Pope Francis defends rights of Rohingya Muslims to ‘live their faith’ – Adam Withnall – The Independent

Cartoonists Stand in Solidarity with Fellow Artist Hunger Striking on Manus – Pedestrian.TV