On 9 September 2015, the Federal Government announced Australia’s decision to welcome 12,000 Syrian refugees fleeing persecution in their home country. The Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher OP, has echoed Pope Francis in calling on all Catholics to respond generously to the official Archdiocese of Sydney appeal by providing whatever assistance they can.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
1. Donate now
Make a financial donation online or by calling 1800 690 302 and directly assist Syrian refugees to start a new life in Australia. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible within Australia.
2. Provide accommodation for a Syrian family
Many refugee families own little more than the clothes on their back. If you or your organisation can offer free or low-cost accommodation to Syrian refugees please let us know.
3. Other ideas for your parish
Visit the Justice and Peace Office website to discover more ways you and your parish can support Syrian refugees.