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 the more than 30,000 people stuck in limbo in the Australian community, the 2000 people stuck on Nauru and Manus Island, and the thousands of others affected by government policy in other parts of the world.
In total we had 76 schools register their events with us, and more are coming in each day. We estimate that close to 8000 students took action during the week, and we have reached some 150,000 people through social media, local newspapers and schools newsletters.
Check out some of the media we got, and all the actions below.