People seeking asylum continue to need our support. Many thousands in the community and in detention are living in Australia in fear, poverty and uncertainty. Many more are detained on Nauru and Manus Island, with others “free”, with nowhere to go. Self harm, suicide and death are common.
Recent humanitarian family arrivals from Syria need our support. The forum will increase awareness of current issues and what parishes can do to help.
Phil Glendenning AM, Director of the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education, and President of the Refugee Council of Australia will join us for the forum. Phil was recently awarded the Order of Australia medal for service to the community through social welfare organisations, as an advocate for human rights, and to education. Phil has an extensive and illustrious history of service to the whole community, see here.
Venue: Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert Street (cnr Lansdowne St) East Melbourne