During the Christmas season as we fix our gaze on the Holy Family, we can easily see in them today’s refugees who share the Holy Family’s experience of rejection. During the season of Lent, as we gaze upon the many rejected and exploited migrants and refugees of our world, do we recognise the Holy Family […]
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ agency for people on the move, the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office, has produced a short pamphlet outlining key Church teachings on asylum and migration. Read it here.
Bishop Gerard Hanna, the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Delegate for Migrants and Refugees expressed deep sadness at the death of an asylum seeker detained on Manus Island. A riot at the Australian funded offshore detention facility left dozens of other asylum seekers injured. The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office called on the Australian government to […]
How would you describe the requirements of basic human solidarity? How would you like to be treated if you were a stranger or seeking protection?
Bishop Christopher Saunders, Chair of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, denounced the Australia government’s asylum seeker policy as “a campaign of cruelty”. He called for compassion and international cooperation. Read the media release here. When you read about asylum seekers, what is your first instinct – to protect your own way of life, or […]