The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has issued a statement pleading with those in Government and the whole Australian community to have respect for the rights of asylum seekers. They denounce current policies as ‘institutionalised cruelty’, ask for an examination of conscience concerning racism and for an end to the dehumanisation… Read More »Australian Bishops Plea: Respect Asylum Seekers’ Rights
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands expressed their condolences to the family of the asylum seeker killed on Manus Island and reiterated their opposition to Australia’s offshore processing of asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea: “Detaining people against their will in PNG, even if it… Read More »PNG- SI Bishops Speak out on Manus Death
Would you consider migrating if you couldn’t provide a decent life for your family in your home country? Why do you think some people don’t believe that ‘economic migrants’ have a right to enter their country?
Are all of the human rights of refugees recognised in your country or are they treated as something less than human? How can we better respect the humanity of those living outside their home countries?
How are civil authorities held accountable for the realisation of the common good in your country?
How might people be excluded from sharing in and enjoying beauty? Do you see this as a cultural right?