Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • Candle-Light Vigil for Hamed

    Candle-Light Vigil for Hamed

    The Blue Mountains Community reached out to the grieving family of Hamed Shamshiripour in Iran on Saturday night in Leura. The church was full as the community gathered to express their grief and sadness at the tragic death of asylum seeker Hamed Shamshiripour on Manus Island.
    Candles were lit and placed under a framed photo of Hamed. Prayers and meditation framed the evening as people were given the space to share their feelings. Several poets read out their moving poetry, scripture was read and many people wrote messages that will be translated and sent to Hamed’s family in Iran with the poetry and photos of the beautiful candlelit space.

    The vigil was organised by Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group and the Leura Uniting Church. Read more →

  • Report of Gillian Trigg’s talk at Springwood

    Report of Gillian Trigg’s talk at Springwood

    It was a full house at the Blue Mountains Theatre in Springwood on Wednesday 30 November to hear Professor Gillian Triggs and Madeleine Gleeson. The current climate, Professor Triggs said, is that the government and the media in general are no longer interested in the facts of the treatment of asylum seekers as revealed in reports such as the Human Rights Commission’s inquiry into children in immigration detention, The Forgotten Children. Instead, refugees are used as political pawns by the major parties to win votesRead more →

  • 2016 Annual General Meeting

    2016 Annual General Meeting

    The Annual General Meeting of the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group
    Saturday, 15 October 2016 at 2 pm at  Springwood Sports Club, 83 Macquarie Rd Springwood
    All positions will be declared vacant. You must be a member to vote or nominate. Read more for Agenda and nomination form Read more →

  • An Evening with Professor Gillian Triggs – Fully Booked

    An Evening with Professor Gillian Triggs – Fully Booked

    Human Rights – Refugees and Border Protection Policies with Professor Gillian Triggs President of the Australian Human Rights Commission and Madeline Gleeson, author of Offshore, Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru.
    The Hub Springwood, 30 November at 6.30.
    Bookings essentialRead more →

  • Report of 2015 Annual General Meeting

    Report of 2015 Annual General Meeting

    Phil Glendenning from the Edmund Rice Centre and President of the Refugee Council of Australia, was the guest speaker . He described the group as one of the most active in the country for the help they provide to refugees.

    Phil regularly travels to countries that are the source of asylum seekers.

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  • Annual General Meeting 2014 – 2015

    Annual General Meeting 2014 – 2015

    Do not miss this important event!

    Phil Glendenning fom the Edmund Rice Centre and the former President of the Refugee Council of Australia has agreed to be our Guest Speaker. It will be a wonderful opportunity to hear first hand what like minded people are doing to affect change.Read more →