PALM SUNDAY – APRIL 14
OVER TIME PALM SUNDAY HAS COME TO SYMBOLISE THE COURAGE OF THOSE WHO SPEAK OUT ABOUT INJUSTICE, AND WHO SPEAK THE TRUTH TO POWER, NO MATTER THE COST.
This year the President of the National Council of Churches Bishop Phillip Huggins has released a statement to mark the day and as a resource for those who may wish to use it in your reflections and actions.
Palm Sunday has become a time when we reflect on the rights of refugees, and call upon our Government to act with the same courage and compassion that Jesus demonstrated so long ago. There will be rallies in most states and territories in Australia to mark the work of justice for refugees and call for the outstanding justice that is required for those still suffering in detention and in the community. You can find out about where your rally is by visiting the Australian Refugee Action Network.
FIND OUT ABOUT OUR CURRENT WORK
DIGNITY NOT DESTITUTION
Around 12,000 people seeking asylum in Australia may be at risk of losing core services and financial support due to Government changes in the Status Resolution Support Services. The SRSS is a regular payment to help with basic living costs for those who live in Australia awaiting a decision about their immigration status.
PRIVATE SPONSORSHIP TO AUSTRALIA
The ACRT, together with Save the Children, Refugee Council, Amnesty International and Welcome to Australia are recommending guiding principles for the new Community Support Program (CSP). This will enable members of the Australian community to sponsor visas for refugees who wish to rebuild their lives in Australia.
PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION
Your donation will be used to support the various campaigns of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce.
*The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce is an initiative of Act for Peace, the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia, ABN 86 619 970 188.