Religious lead National Lament – Australia

Catholic Religious Australia say:

“Many people throughout Australia are disturbed by the punitive and harsh policies and conditions to which people seeking asylum in Australia are being subjected. The recent incident on Manus Island and the death of one person and the injury of many highlights the lack of care and dignity in the policies of both the Government and the Opposition and the absence of awareness of their legal and moral responsibilities.”

In response they have launched a National Lament which will include:
– Making Friday in Lent a day of prayer and penance for people seeking asylum
– Continuing this practice after Lent through to the Ascension
– Writing to one’s local Federal member and to the Minister, Scott Morrison, expressing our lament for people seeking asylum in Australia
– Engaging in a Week of Prayer and Prophetic Presence from Ascension to Pentecost, 1 to 8 June 2014

Download the National Lament Prayer Sheet.

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