Will you join us in your city, as we stand with those held in Manus and Nauru for #SixYearsTooLong?
As a Common Grace community, we believe that Australia is called to be a generous nation. We long for the day when those who come to our shores for safety are welcomed with that kindness and compassion that the Bible teaches.
Common Grace celebrates the many initiatives seeking justice for asylum seekers and refugees that Christians in Australia are engaged in, including: providing resources and information on the issue; leading our churches in prayer; making public statements that call on our leaders to act justly; public marches for solidarity; arrestable prayer vigils in politicians' offices; and practical campaigns that source and distribute daily necessities for those in detention and on Temporary Protection Visas.
We firmly believe that all these initiatives have a place in our current political and social landscape, and encourage all Christians to pray and advocate as the Lord leads them.
Together, we believe that we can contribute a voice that sounds MORE LIKE JESUS to our nation's public conversation on asylum seekers, as we imagine and nurture a more generous Australia.
As we move from Refugee Week to NAIDOC week, it’s fitting that we listen to Academics Mark Brett and Naomi Wolfe as they explore the roles of guest and host in the Australian context. This piece is an edited excerpt from a NAIITS Conference paper. The full paper will be published in the NAIITS Journal later in the year.
Ebony Birchall, lawyer and member of our Justice for People Seeking Asylum team, calls us to raise our voices for the humane treatment of people seeking safety this #RefugeeWeek.
This World Refugee Day, will you sign the pledge calling for the immediate evacuation of all asylum seekers still on Manus Island and Nauru and for all people under the offshore processing policy to be settled in safety.