18 March 2017- next Forum for Parishes supporting Asylum Seekers
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.
humanitarian family arrivals from Syria need our support. The forum will
increase awareness of current issues and what parishes can do to help.
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
Cost: $20.00 (includes refreshments and resources).