Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • Welcome refugees rally: peace, no racism. Sunday 19 April

    Welcome refugees rally: peace, no racism. Sunday 19 April

    A major refugee rights rally is coming up. It will be held at Belmore park, Sydney, at 1 pm on Sunday 19 March, organised by the Refugee Action Coalition (RAC). More information can be found here. You can download posters and leaflets at that site. The RAC states: “The last year has seen a seeminglyRead more

  • Palm Sunday Rally rescheduled to 19 April

    This year the organisers of the Palm Sunday Rally have rescheduled it to 19 April as Palm Sunday falls the day after the NSW state election.Read more

  • Walk Together Rally – October 25

      In unity with asylum seekers, refugees, other migrants and all Australians. We’re common people with common dreams. This rally is organised by Welcome to Australia and creates another opportunity to stand up and be heard. 1 pm Town Hall followed by a community picnic and music event at Tumbalong Park For up todate informationRead more

  • The Candlelight Vigil

    The Candlelight vigil for Hamid Kehazaei last night (14 September) was attended by 94 caring mountains folk.  Thank you to our speakers Mark Greenhill, Susan Templeman, Graeme Swincer and Martin Reusch with Donna Mulhearn.  While condemning the current system, the speakers also encouraged and inspired us to continue demanding humane and compassionate treatment of asylumRead more

  • Candle light vigil to remember Hamid and other asylum seekers

    Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group is holding a Candlelight Vigil in memory of Hamid Kehazaei and all the other young men who have died while their care and wellbeing was the responsibility of the Australian government. Hamid Kehazaei was an asylum seeker detained on Manus Island.  A minor injury, which received scant medical attention, developedRead more

  • Palm Sunday Rally and Protest 2014

    Over 40 BMRSG members and supports were in Hyde Park Sydney this afternoon for the rally and protest.  There was a crowd of 6,000 upwards from all walks of life and I found it pleasing that there was a large contingent of young people in attendance. It has been disappointing that once again there appears toRead more