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Reflections on Port Moresby: Reflections on humanity & resilience & a Call to Action

About this Event Hosted by the Justice and Peace Office of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. Please arrive at 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Event is FREE. Please register as places are limited:  Panelists: * The Most Reverend Bishop of Parramatta, Vincent Long Van Nguyen (Order of Friars…

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‘Jubilee’ Letter Campaign

CAPSA would like to encourage all of us to join together and participate in the Combined Refugee Action Group‘s ‘Jubilee’ letter campaign. This campaign is in solidarity with numerous statements from various Christian organisations and groups such as the National Council of Churches, The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Catholic Religious…

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‘There has to be a better solution’ for Manus and Nauru

An open letter to our political leaders on hope and change for people seeking asylum and refugees who have been living on Manus and Nauru for the last six years by Paige Van Every. Our four children are fortunate enough to be born here in Australia and they,…

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19th July Offshore Processing Anniversary

19th July 2019 marks six years since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that people seeking asylum, arriving by boat, will never be settled in Australia and be processed offshore.  After six years there have been many tragic consequences resulting from this policy including: 2 recent self-immolations12 deathsSplit familiesMany…

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Support Medevac! Contact Senator Jacqui Lambie

During their election campaign the Coalition maintained their commitment to repeal what is now commonly known as ‘the Medevac Bill’. This bill has allowed the transfer of a small number of people from PNG and Nauru to Australia to receive medical treatment they desperately need. It looks almost…

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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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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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A Reflection on Australia Day 2019

by Andy Hamilton SJ Australia Day is a good time to think of our beginning and current time as a nation. It all began with the relationship between the English colonists and the Indigenous people. It continues with the relationship between Australian citizens and people who come to Australia…

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