In Australia today, some of the people most in need of a compassionate neighbour are people seeking asylum. Having fled their homeland in search of safety and refuge, they are often detained in centres worse than prisons, with no apparent way of being granted a secure a visa. Others are permitted to live in the community but lack the resources for adequate food, education or housing. They are often left for years without their claim for asylum being processed.
The Good Samaritan Refugee and Asylum Seeker Committee will open a conversation about how the Sisters and oblates endeavour to support these women, men and children directly by visiting them, as caseworkers, sourcing resources and petitioning government departments on their behalf.
The guest speaker for the Conversation will be Zaki Haidari from Jesuit Refugee Service:
Morning tea will follow this important conversation.
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