Just before Christmas 2018 my friend rang me saying he was handcuffed and in a cell. My friend had committed no crime.
About 2,000 people gathered at Belmore Park in the CBD for this year’s Palm Sunday rally and march through Broadway to Victoria Park in Camperdown. The event focused on support for refugees.
Local constituents are meeting with federal MPs across Sydney to discuss the rights of people seeking asylum in the community.
In the lead-up to the federal election raise your voice and tell your local MPs that #WeCanDoBetter for people seeking asylum.
Issues like refugees, drug law reform and social justice advocacy took centre stage at Yurora National Christian Youth Convention.
Uniting Church congregations and Uniting staff have joined in symbolic action for refugees and people seeking asylum surrounding “Hope Sunday”, November 27.
Give Hope: Uniting for Asylum Seekers campaign
Sanctuary: To you and I, perhaps, this word conjures up a weekend away, a spa or even just a few moments of peace from the everyday commotion. But for 267 asylum seekers in Australia, including 37 babies born in Australia and kids currently going to local primary schools, this word holds out the promise of life.
Horror, hope and humanity were the themes that dominated the Refugee and Asylum Seeker Rights Symposium held at Customs House.
Bold grannies sang songs of justice and compassion in a city march protesting against the detention of refugee children.