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“Restoring Hope”

This year is the final year of the “Restoring Hope” theme which reminds us that while a refugee’s journey begins with danger, it also begins with hope. Refugees flee their homelands not only because they fear persecution, but also because they have hope: they hope to find freedom from persecution, and safety and security for themselves and their families; they hope to be given a chance to start a new life and recover from past trauma. The theme also calls attention to the role of countries which, through offering protection to refugees and providing them an opportunity to rebuild their lives, restore hope for a future free from fear, persecution, violence and insecurity. Finally, the theme aims to highlight the situation of refugees whose hopes have not been fulfilled – those who remain in seriously protracted situations, facing ongoing discrimination, violence and uncertainty, with little hope for a resolution in the near future. The theme calls on us to consider how we can provide solutions for these refugees and restore their hopes for a brighter future.

 Around 30 members of Catholic Social Services Victoria gathered in East Melbourne last Monday evening for the first of three workshops in our Pathways to Partnership series planned during this latter half of 2014.

The recent Victorian budget focused on transport investment, but missed an opportunity to focus on the needs of those on the margins of our prospering society. 
The 13 May commonwealth budget seems to have been worse - most of the 'heavy lifting' will be done by those on the margin. 
We need a return to solidarity and dignity for all.  One opportunity to redress these imbalances will be in the run-up to the Victorian November 2014 general election. 

 
Catholic Social Services Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the Communities where we work. Click for our Reconciliation Vision
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