Posts Tagged ‘refugee’

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 […]

14, Nov

Sr. Cecilia Suwannee Phetpanomporn, a Thai Chinese Sister of the Presentation Society of Australia and Papua New Guinea, began working with refugees in Thailand in 2001 as a volunteer and now is full-time with the Catholic Office for Emergency Relief and Refugees (COERR).

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, Sep

In July, the Presentation Society of Australia and Papua New Guinea sent a letter to the Prime Minister, Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, asking that the newly elected Australian Government make the rights of marginalised and vulnerable people a priority nationally and internationally. http://presentationsociety.org.au/2016/07/20/letter-to-new-pm-to-prioritise-rights-of-marginalised-and-vulnerable The nine points in Society’s letter seek concrete action in areas of […]

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 […]

11, Nov

Fifty leaders representing diverse faith groups met with Members and Senators at Parliament House, Canberra on October 15th, calling on them to restore Australia’s standing as a compassionate nation by winding back policies negatively impacting on people escaping violence, persecution and death.   Sr Anne Lane PBVM, representing Catholic Religious Australia, said the faith leaders […]