Posts Tagged ‘asylum seekers’

20, Mar

  Featuring The Cry of the Earth and the effects of climate change; Presentation people responding to The Cry of the Poor; Logham’s story and actions for asylum seekers in the community; Steps towards Indigenous reconciliation; Referendum dialogues. Download   Justice Jottings Autumn 2017        

18, Dec

This year International Migrants Day (18 December) has called for children to be released from detention. It is appropriate that an event held in the shadow of Christmas should advocate for children, for they lie at the heart of Christmas. Writing in Eureka Street, Andrew Hamilton sj observes that the insistence in the Gospel stories […]

18, Oct

The Presentation Society of Australia and Papua New Guinea reaffirms our support to bring Australia’s offshore detainees to Australia and end their inhumane conditions and treatment on Nauru and Manus Island. Working with the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) and others, we pledge our welcome and assistance.      Also read the recent […]

20, Jul

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull MP, the Presentation Society of Australia and Papua New Guinea has asked that the new Australian Government make the rights of marginalised and vulnerable people a priority nationally and internationally. The nine points in the letter seek concrete action in areas of Indigenous youth and funding […]

13, Sep

Australia currently holds about 800 children in closed immigration detention for indefinite periods, including 88 children on Nauru. The Forgotten Children’s Report  found between January 2013 and March 2014 alone, there were 233 assaults in detention involving children and 33 incidents of reported sexual assault — with the majority involving children. During the same period, 128 children harmed themselves. Students […]

26, Aug

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees today says there is a worldwide total of 50 million refugees, refugee claimants and people displaced within their own country’s borders. We invite you to join A Movement of the Heart, a movement of Christians seeking to be at one with the loving and merciful heart of Jesus. In particular, you may […]