Dear Prime Minister,

We stand with the 17 Australian churches offering sanctuary to asylum seekers facing deportation to Nauru.

As Christians, we long to see Australia become a sanctuary for vulnerable people seeking asylum, such as the 37 babies who were born in Australia but now risk being deported to Nauru. We urge you to #LetThemStay.

Signed,

Australian Christians


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  • signed 2016-08-24 12:51:12 +1000
    Because we have a responsibility to our brothers and sisters regardless of where they come from.
  • signed 2016-08-01 20:57:06 +1000
  • signed 2016-05-23 10:12:15 +1000
    Jesus – the refugee saviour.
  • signed 2016-04-29 12:08:30 +1000
  • signed 2016-04-12 17:11:10 +1000
  • signed 2016-03-21 07:55:17 +1100
    I am a Pastor and pur church also offers sanctary. Even though we are small and ageing congregation we stand with others who are living out Jesus command to love our neighbour
  • signed 2016-03-19 19:46:11 +1100
  • signed 2016-03-08 16:53:02 +1100
  • signed 2016-03-06 14:07:02 +1100
  • signed 2016-03-03 05:50:00 +1100
    Let every church put up a notice ’Let Them Stay?
  • signed 2016-02-27 23:39:27 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-24 23:08:35 +1100
    Because it is the right thing to do to help others who desperately need our help as they do.
  • signed 2016-02-24 07:29:55 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-23 13:14:40 +1100
    Refugees are my brothers and sisters. Their children have as much right to safety as my children.
  • signed 2016-02-22 16:37:10 +1100
    What if it was your family running from terror seeking safety?
  • signed 2016-02-22 15:46:10 +1100
    It is a Biblical principle of how we treat other people who are refugees through no fault of their own.
  • signed 2016-02-22 00:20:27 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-21 19:07:03 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-21 18:13:13 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-21 17:41:46 +1100
    A persons a persons no matter what nationality
  • signed 2016-02-21 17:31:46 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-21 17:30:39 +1100
    How can we not give what we ourselves have been given
  • signed 2016-02-21 17:22:52 +1100
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  • signed 2016-02-21 16:54:40 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-21 16:48:18 +1100
  • signed 2016-02-21 16:45:34 +1100
    this is plain wrong, i can’t believe we have to explain it. .
  • signed 2016-02-21 16:30:07 +1100
    We need to face the fact that we are being cruel, selfish and dishonest, and the rest of the world sees it. We do not need to be protected from asylum seekers: they need to be protected from their persecutors.
  • signed 2016-02-21 16:26:29 +1100

Let There Be Sanctuary

Something deeply powerful is happening. Churches and cathedrals across Australia are making headlines by offering sanctuary to asylum seekers facing deportation to Nauru.

Right now, 267 vulnerable people risk deportation to Nauru, including about 37 babies who were born in Australia. In response, at least 17 churches have invoked the ancient Christian tradition of declaring themselves as Sanctuaries for people seeking asylum, and more churches continue to join.

The profound moral leadership of these churches speaks to the core of our nation’s soul. Imagine if the culture of Australia could be transformed and led by Christian compassion, to be a place not of persecution but of sanctuary for people seeking asylum.

As Christians, we know the power of finding sanctuary in God’s saving grace. Let’s transform Australia into a place of sanctuary for people seeking asylum. Add your name!

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