Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • BMRSG Helps – Two young people with so much to offer.

    BMRSG Helps – Two young people with so much to offer.

    Good news stories of 2 young people from Western Sydney whose families came seeking asylum.
    One young man who is the school athletics champion and another young girl who starred in the school assignment on Multiculturalism.
    Just two of the many making a contribution to our community.Read more

  • The Jim Tulip Candidates Forum – Questions to candidates in Macquarie

    The Jim Tulip Candidates Forum – Questions to candidates in Macquarie

    Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group is sending these questions to the candidates in Macquarie contesting the Federal election from the 3 major parties. We aim to enable voters to make an informed decision on this issue when considering their choice of candidate and party. Despite repeated attempts to elicit a response to the questions fromRead more

  • Citizen of the Year, Celebration of a Life

    Citizen of the Year, Celebration of a Life

    The event on Sunday 7th April to celebrate George Winston’s award of Citizen of the Year for the Blue Mountains brought the spirit of celebration into an area of life that is often bleak. The speakers were all inspiring and the Tibetan dancers, led and trained by Samzin Kalang, BMRSG’s newest committee member, set the scene with grace and beauty. Read more

  • RICHARD FLANAGAN. Have we, Australia, become a country that breeds mass murderers with our words?

    RICHARD FLANAGAN. Have we, Australia, become a country that breeds mass murderers with our words?

    In this speech given at the Palm Sunday Rally for Refugees, Richard Flanagan says we are better than our politicians’ dark fearsRead more

  • A way forward after Christchurch

    A way forward after Christchurch

    After an act of total disharmony and hate perpetrated on a peaceful neighbour by one of our own in Harmony Week we need a way forward. There is continuum of disharmony of human distress and dislocation. As a nation we have not been so great at listening to those on the margins and walking withRead more

  • Hundreds gather at Katoomba vigil for victims of Christchurch tragedy

    Hundreds gather at Katoomba vigil for victims of Christchurch tragedy

    Tears flowed and words of compassion, love and solidarity rang out at a vigil in Katoomba on Friday for the victims of the Christchurch tragedy. About 400 people gathered at Peace Park near the council chambers for two minutes silence for the 50 people killed in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on March 15.
    One of the organisers of the vigil, Jude Finch from the Blue Mountains Women’s Health and Resource Centre, spoke of taking a stand against bigotry, hatred and discrimination, and pausing to reflect on a way forward.”Today we have the opportunity to consider how we change the world we live in,” she said.”It would be good if today led to purposeful actions.”Read more

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