On Palm Sunday (April 14th) we remember the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and the celebration of God's kingdom drawing near – a kingdom in which those who are poor, persecuted and mourning find hope.

This year, we are encouraging our Common Grace community to take some time on Palm Sunday to consider how we can celebrate the coming of God's kingdom through the welcome we show to those who are poor, persecuted and mourning. We invite you to join with thousands of others, Christian and non-Christian alike, who are standing together to call for justice and dignity to be shown towards refugees here in Australia and for people seeking asylum around the world.

As we increasingly hear the cries of our refugee neighbours, join the broad and united movement, standing in solidarity with our refugee neighbours and add your voice to advocate for dignity and justice.

If you live in Brisbane, Sydney or Perth, we are organising a Common Grace connection point at each of these Palm Sunday Rallies. Let’s march for refugees and people seeking asylum as part of the movement that is Common Grace. For more information on the connection points, here are the links to the Facebook events: Brisbane, Sydney, Perth

Find an event in your city below:

Friday 12 April

Bowral: 5.30-6.30pm, Justice for Refugees Vigil
Corbett Plaza, Bowral
Facebook event here

Sunday 14 April

Adelaide: 2pm. Palm Sunday Save the Date
Victoria Square, Adelaide
Facebook event here

Alice Springs: 9am, Safe Harbour Community Art Launch
John Flynn Uniting Church, Safe Harbour art launch
Facebook event here

Bendigo: 12 Noon Justice for Refugees Vigil
Meeting at 12 noon at
St Andrew’s UCA, St Paul’s Cathedral, Sacred Heart Cathedral, St Killian’s,
or at the Poppet Head in Rosalind Park,
and walking to the Bendigo Library Gardens.
Facebook event here

Brisbane: 2-4pm. Palm Sunday Rally for Peace and Refugees
Speakers Corner, outside Parliament House, Corner of George and Alice Streets, Brisbane.
Facebook event here

Cairns: 10am. Asylum Seekers – People Just Like us
Cairns Western Events Lawn
Cairns Esplanade
Facebook event here

Canberra: 1pm. Enough is Enough: Palm Sunday 2019 Rally for Refugees
Garema Place, Canberra
Facebook event here

Forster: 11am. Justice for Refugees rally
Forster Main Baths then a walk via footpaths across the bridge to Tuncurry to the park for a 30 minute where a silent vigil will take place.
For more information: http://www.greatlakesrar.org/contact-us/ 

Hobart: 2-4pm. Refugee Rights on Palm Sunday
Parliament Lawns, Hobart
Facebook event here

Launceston: 12.30pm-2.30pm. Walk for Refugee Justice
BYO picnic in Princes Square from 12.30pm.
The Walk starts at 2pm sharp, making its way from Princes Square via the Brisbane St Mall to City Park.
A simple celebration will take place in City Park from approx. 2.30pm.
Wet weather arrangements: 2pm in Milton Hall, 13 Frederick Street,
over the road from Princes Square.

Melbourne: 2-5pm. Walk for Justice for Refugees
State Library of Victoria
Facebook event here

Newcastle: 12-2pm. Newcastle Says Yes To Refugees Palm Sunday
Foreshore Park near Tramshed.
Facebook event here

Perth: 1-3pm. Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees 2019
St George’s Cathedral
Facebook event here

Sydney: 2-4pm. Say Yes to Refugees
Belmore Park, 191 Hay St, Haymarket, NSW.
Facebook event here

Yass: 2pm. Stand with Us on Palm Sunday
Riverbank Park, (at the Gazebo, near the poplars), Yass, NSW
Facebook event here