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CAPSA welcomes support for refugees, remains deeply concerned about spending on offshore detention

The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) welcomes the Federal Government’s funding for services and programs that will assist people seeking asylum to learn English and access support if they experience family violence. CAPSA also warmly receives the Government’s additional provision of support to those fleeing the…

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CAPSA in Action – using your TIME

TIME with People Seeking Asylum by Sr Veronica McDougall sgsSince 2015 I have been privileged in various ways and places to spend time with people seeking asylum in NSW. My main focus has been teaching English to adults and helping their children with schoolwork.As a retired teacher, I have…

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CAPSA LAUNCHES NATIONAL WEEK OF PRAYER AND ACTION 2022

The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) has launched its National Week of Prayer and Action, a week of activities and events aimed at engaging the Australian Catholic community to stand in solidarity with people seeking asylum by taking a range of practical steps and actions.The National…

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CAPSA in Conversation: building a better future together

The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum would like to invite you to our upcoming webinar ‘CAPSA in Conversation: building a better future together’ held during the National Week of Prayer and Action 2022. We will be hearing from four fantastic speakers who will share how we can…

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CAPSA celebrates World Refugee Day and continues to advocate for fair and humane treatment for all people seeking asylum

The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) joins communities across Australia to celebrate Refugee Week and today mark World Refugee Day.CAPSA, co-convened by Jesuit Social Services and Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Australia, supports individuals, schools, parishes and Catholic organisations across education, health, refugee and social services in…

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Refugee Week 2022: Andrew Hamilton SJ

June 2022The theme of Refugee Week this year is healing. Refugees need healing themselves and their healing in turn depends on wider healing in the world.To be a refugee or a person seeking asylum is to have suffered trauma. We can see it in the eyes of people…

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Australia’s response to refugees fleeing persecution: sympathetic words and limited promises

ANDY HAMILTON SJ reflects that in refugee policy, kind words and empty promises in a crisis are not enough – strong political leadership is required to welcome refugees even when populist opinion has turned against them.The Russian war on Ukraine has provoked heart-wrenching scenes of long columns of…

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Palm Sunday Walk for Justice and Freedom for Refugees 2022

This Palm Sunday, join us across the country as we rally together for justice and freedom for refugees! If you can’t make it in person, consider attending the online forum ‘Fair Go for Refugees: Australia can do better’ held by the Australian Refugee Action Network next Wednesday 6th…

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