This World Day of Migrants and Refugees, is there a time for grace on our public policy, our theology and our own actions?
The Nangami Peace and Justice Group of Our Lady of the Way Parish, the Justice and Peace Office and Jesuit Refugee Service Australia invite you to this webinar exploring a time for grace.
The pandemic has already revealed much about who we are as a nation; where our weaknesses are, where we have let each other down, and where we put all those who have little to offer us or our economy. COVID-19 has thrown into stark relief the policies and practices that no longer work to keep us safe and well.
But within the pain and the struggle – and sometimes shame – we believe this moment is also a Time for Grace. A time to extend to the most vulnerable and the most powerful a moment to change our hearts, minds and practice.
There are no boats coming through this time. The borders across the world are solid. Nauru, PNG and the on-shore detention centres continue to hold the last, the lost and the least of those seeking our protection. Within our own communities asylum-seekers are struggling to find food and shelter.
Join us for webinar on World Refugee and Migrant Sunday as a panel of experts ask: Is this a Time for Grace within our public policy, our theology and our own actions? Is there reason to have hope for all of us?
- Introduction by the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv
- Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO, Australian Jesuit Priest, Human Rights Lawyer, and Academic
- Nishadh Rego, Policy, Advocacy and Communication Manager, JRS Australia
- Julie Macken, Research and Projects Officer, Justice and Peace Office, Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
- Leader with lived experience, TBC
Where: This will be hosted online through zoom webinar. The link and details will be sent by email the day before the event.
When: 5:00-6:30pm, Sunday 27 September 2020
To register, please click here.