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CAPSA Co-lead MOU Signed

CEO of Jesuit Social Services, Julie Edwards, and Director of Jesuit Refugee Service (Australia), Carolina Gottardo, have signed an MOU between their respective organisations to jointly convene The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA). This collaboration comes out of a mutual desire to ensure a Catholic welcome…

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Why should we show compassion?

The asylum seeking situation past and present: A snapshot of people seeking asylum in Australia over the centuriesInformation on the current situation for people seeking asylum (As of April 2019)Cuts to the safety net for people seeking asylum (as of April 2019) Catholic perspectives on people seeking asylum:…

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CAPSA Federal Election Statement

Over this election period the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) calls for a commitment from all sides of party politics to language and policies that reflect a compassionate and humane Australian society. This election is an opportunity to bring a change in the way we see,…

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Federal Election Resources

The approaching Federal Election involves and affects us all. As Australians and as Christians, we are challenged to reflect on some of the values and issues we want our country to consider as we face this particular period in our history. Here are some resources that will hopefully…

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Why We Walk for Justice for Refugees on Palm Sunday

By Fr Andy Hamilton SJAs we imagine the scene of Palm Sunday, we can’t miss the disconnection between what we see with our eyes and the high meaning it proclaims. We see a man seated precariously on a barrel-like ass, accompanied by a raggle-taggle group of bystanders waving…

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Volunteer positions with CAPSA

CAPSA is advertising for two volunteering roles for a Media Volunteer  and an Event Planning and Engagement Volunteer.We are seeking a passionate Media Volunteer  to join the CAPSA team and help us promote the amazing stories happening within our communities. There are many positive stories from people who value a…

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Open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Home Affairs Mr Peter Dutton

Sr Maureen Elliott FMM has been involved in various countries including Australia, Papua New Guinea, Kenya and Ethiopia, serving for more than 50 years in the areas of education, pastoral care, integral human development, administration and finances.  She recently sent an open letter to the Prime Minister and…

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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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