ACMRO and Josephites speak out on Asylum Seeker policy
The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart have spoken out about the change in Government Policy on Asylum Seekers.
Josephites around the world condemn the move by the Australian Federal Government to shift its responsibility for protecting some of the world’s most vulnerable people onto Papua New Guinea – an impoverished country without the economic, political and social capabilities to deal with large numbers of traumatised refugees" MORE>
The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office call for Australia’s asylum seeker policies to be inspired by the centrality of human dignity and the obligation to care for our brothers and sisters who, in their desperation, ask for our welcome and assistance.
“Each and every one of us must rise above indifference and have the courage to open our hearts to asylum seekers, to listen to their hopes, to empathise with their despair, and to welcome them into our community.” said Bishop Gerard Hanna, Australian Catholic Bishop’s Delegate for Migrants and Refugees. See Below for MORE>