Join us by walking for justice for refugees on Palm Sunday April 9
Members and supporters of the St Vincent de Paul Society invite you to join us when we take part in the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees 2017 on Sunday April 9.
Each year, tens of thousands of people march in cities and towns across the country to highlight the injustices experienced by asylum seekers and refugees under current government policy.
We hope this year’s rallies will build on that momentum.
A large and vibrant turn out for Palm Sunday 2017 will send a clear message that Australia must adopt an alternative approach to those fleeing persecution and war – an approach based on fairness, compassion and respect.
How to get involved
- Find the nearest event and turn up on the day. See a list of event details below.
- Share the link to this page on social media or email it to your family and friends.
- Find or add events in your local area to CAPSA’s online calendar for Palm Sunday rallies.
- Learn more about current issues affecting asylum seekers and refugees.
Why join the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees?
The Society is deeply troubled by the ongoing injustices experienced by those seeking asylum in Australia, including the intolerable conditions that refugees on Nauru and Manus Island continue to endure; the 30,000 refugees and asylum seekers who live in limbo in the Australian community on bridging visas or other temporary visas; and the increasingly vitriolic attacks on refugees and migrants both in Australia and abroad. Against this backdrop, it is as important as ever that we gather and express solidarity alongside those who have fled persecution or conflict but continue to experience injustice.
Further information, articles and links:
- Read the article 'Palm Sunday presents an opportunity for us to welcome refugees' by Tim McKenna, a member of the Vincentian Refugee Network
- Click here to find out about our latest concerns regarding threatening letters being sent to asylum seekers living in the community
- Click here to visit the Refugee Council of Australia website
- Visit the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) website.