• image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 13:38

Alliance calls for end to offshore detention

Rate this item
(0 votes)

handshake welcomeIn a statement made on the 3rd of February, a coalition of 71 human rights organisations have urged the Australian government to bring refugees on Manus Island and Nauru to Australia, in light of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the US-Australia refugee resettlement arrangement.

The coalition includes Catholic religious ministries and partners organisations such as the Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project, Edmund Rice Centre and Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA).

"Mr Turnbull and Mr Shorten must put an end to the partisanship and urgently bring these people to safety in Australia," said Mr Phil Glendenning, Director of the Edmund Rice Centre and President of the Refugee Council.

“It is simply beyond embarrassing that our leaders are refusing to bring 1,600 people to safety in Australia and instead are relying on a volatile US President.

Read and download the joint Open Statement on Offshore Detention.

News & Views

  • Called to humility, hope and hunger for justice
    Called to humility, hope and hunger for justice We must move forward mindful of the conversion to which the whole church has been called and courageous enough to speak up when this conversion falters, writes CRA President Sister…
  • Suzanne Aubert declared ‘venerable’
    Suzanne Aubert declared ‘venerable’ Suzanne Aubert, the founder of the Sisters of Compassion New Zealand’s home grown order of Sisters, has been declared ‘venerable’, a major milestone on the path to sainthood in the…
  • Pope Francis influenced climate-related moral beliefs
    Pope Francis influenced climate-related moral beliefs A study led by Cornell University communication researchers found that Pope Francis’ framing of climate change as a moral issue has helped shift views on climate action, especially among the…

Gospel Reflection

  • How not to be anxious
    How not to be anxious Reflection on the Gospel- Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 26 February 2017 (Matthew 6:24-34) The challenge is to live in the present, in right relationship and connection with…
Subscribe here to receive Pathways, our monthly eNews.
catchme refresh
Joomla Extensions powered by Joobi

Featured Ministries

  • Sr Patricia's petition had global impact
    Sr Patricia's petition had global impact Mercy Sister Patricia Pak Poy started a petition calling for a ban on landmines, contributing to a world-wide movement which continues to have an impact today,…

Spirituality & Prayer

  • Useful Lent 2017 resources
    Useful Lent 2017 resources These free resources offer reflections, prayers, stories and discussion points for children and adults on themes such as ecology, peace and nonviolence to help make…

Justice Network

  • Flipping the script
    Flipping the script Father Claude Mostowik msc reflects on transforming a difficult situation with active nonviolence in response to anger and hostility as a path to peace.

Caring for Creation

cra yearofmercy 415