Why We Show Compassion – a Catholic view
This paper outlines two different views on people seeking asylum, followed by short passages from Catholic statements and the gospels. Below are some further links to other material on Catholic teaching. :
Why we show compassion – some realitiesWe are inspired too by realities of asylum seeking past and present.
- A snapshot of asylum seeking in Australia over time
- Information on the current situation
- More detailed information which is updated frequently is available from the Refugee Council of Australia
Tips for Facilitating Community ConversationsA guide for how best to facilitate a community conversation.
Engage Hearts and Minds: A Toolkit for Refugee ActionIn this toolkit, CAPSA has compiled a range of resources to equip parishes, workplaces and local community groups to get involved. We want to provide people with tools to take the lead in their community and seek out support from CAPSA where needed.
These activities are inspired by the Gospel and the teachings of the Catholic faith. As modelled by Pope Francis as our leader, we strive to welcome refugees and migrants to our communities and promote an acceptance of diversity. Our work is now needed more than ever!
You can request a hardcopy here.
Circle of Silence including flierYou can download and print this flier to hand out during a Circle of Silence expression of solidarity. Print Instructions The flier is double-sided so follow these instructions to print correctly:
- Select A4 paper size
- Select 2 pages per sheet
- Select double-sided (flip on short-edge/short-edge binding)
- Print in colour