Living Catholic e-News June 2019

Prayer and action for asylum seekers

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Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) is staging a National Week of Prayer and Action during which parishes, communities and agencies can hold their own events to send a strong message to the Federal Government.
With Refugee Week taking place in the first 100 days of the newly elected Morrison Government, CAPSA says it is a crucial time for a strong message of compassion, and compassionate policies, for those seeking asylum.
As a practical expression of Pope Francis’ message to welcome, protect, promote and integrate migrants and refugees, the Association is asking people to take action alongside others from across the Catholic community all over Australia. 
CAPSA was formed in 2014 to build on the groundswell of support from Australian Catholics by linking groups and individuals and creating a collective Catholic voice for change. 
The Adelaide Archdiocese will host a Circle of Silence on June 18 at 11am in the Cathedral Hall.
Archdiocesan Social Justice coordinator Sarah Moffatt said it would be a
vigil-type event where people gather in a silent circle to acknowledge the injustice faced by many refugees and people seeking asylum.
“During Refugee Week it is important for us to be conscious of our refugee and asylum seeker brothers and sisters and reach out to them with love and compassion,” she said.

See June e-newsletter here