Mt Hawthorn Community Church WA
via Rani Wood
You are not alone.
Through prayer and action this Sunday, will your church community stand with the men on Manus who are urgently calling for freedom and safety?
After 24 days of peaceful protests since the closure of the Manus Camp, the men there have been forcefully and violently removed and are urgently calling for us to help them find freedom and safety.
We're asking Churches from across Australia to stand with the men on Manus in a show of solidarity during our Sunday services.
We're asking your church to pray publicly in your service, then take a photo of your congregation standing with crossed-arms raised as a public sign of solidarity.
When the Church speaks up for justice, when we stand with those marginalised, when we confront the powers that oppress, we are in sync with the heart of God and the call of Christ to liberate the captives, to set free those in bondage.
What if my Church doesn't want to get involved?
If you're not able to get your whole church involved during the service, that's okay. You could instead take a photo with a few friends before or after a service, and take time together to pray for the men on Manus.
If you or your Church want to stand in solidarity with the men on Manus, add your name to this page and we'll email you on Sunday with a reminder to take and upload your photo.
When the Church puts our neighbour first, when we choose the path of compassion over apathy, when we hear the cries of those facing injustice, we're walking in step with the heart of God who responds to injustice, who hears the cry of the poor, and calls his Church to the same.
You are not alone.
Our congregational vision is “Living God’s Love Without Borders”. On the First Sunday of Advent 2017 we stand in solidarity as a sign of hope for the common humanity offered by the coming Christ child.
Our prayer is that all those incarcerated as a result of hard-hearted political expediency might become aware that the love of God revealed by Jesus is not bounded by, or limited to, political overreach that does not reflect the will of the majority of ordinary Australians.
We are with you Men of Manus. We are praying for you, doing phone top ups, rallying and petitioning politicians.
St Stephen’s UCA Wodonga: these men have suffered enough. The government may have been given permission to protect our borders – but they were not given permission to be cruel and inhumane.
Other Federal decisions have been reversed in recent times – we pray or these men and for a change of heart by our government.
We pray, join in public actions and contact politicians regularly.
Every human life deserves dignity and respect. We call on the Australian Government and the Opposition to resettle the refugees currently on Manus in New Zealand and Australia.
Haven’t these people suffered enough? After all this time, is it still impossible for the Federal Government to show some compassion and bring them here?
We stand together with our sisters and brothers of faith in other Australian churches calling for a long-term humanitarian solution that upholds the dignity of these vulnerable people.
Stuart McMillan, President, Uniting Church in Australia
Our prayers for the Manus men with the hope that God’s justice will prevail continue
We stand with the men on Manus. Bring them here.
Please send our greetings to the Men who were on Manus. We prayed for all asylum seekers at Mass this morning.
We stand with you.
Our Sunday night gathering stand in solidarity, as we reflect on the tradition of hospitality to the stranger in our faith tradition; our prayer is for immediate safety for everyone abandoned on Manus.
we are praying that Australia will follow jesus’ adminishment in Matthew 25 to care for the poor, the sick, the refugee and those in prison – rather than put our refugees in prison. May God heal our nation and set the his children free.
Members of Hoppers Crossing Uniting Church gather to show solidarity with the men of Manus Island.
“I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.” Matthew 25:31-46 (v45)
Come Holy Spirit, hear the cries of your people, and break every harden heart with your compassion, love and justice.
Today we prayed for the men on Manus Island. For freedom and for the right to live a chosen life.
Today the little Uniting Church congregation in Quairading WA stands in solidarity with the asylum seekers on Manus
Today we stood in solidarity with the men on Manus, saying #EvacuateNow
Manus: Not in our name!
We are called to feed the hungry and to welcome the stranger.