Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • Work of BMRSG – Tavam’s shoes

    Work of BMRSG – Tavam’s shoes

    Ever wondered just where BMRSG spends the most welcome donated money. Let me share a story with you.

    In November last year Tavam’s children were attending the swimming school we were running. Tavam accompanied the children and in this delightful non-threatening environment Tavam told me about his well-worn boots. They were issued in detention years ago and have been his only footwear . These are not ordinary boots but boots with specialist built up sole on one shoe. Read more

  • An exciting second year for the Youth Shoebox Project

    An exciting second year for the Youth Shoebox Project

    Our very own Youth Shoebox Project kicks off for the second year to give a warm Blue Mountains welcome to children and young people seeking refuge and asylum in Australia.
    Go to their Facebook page Youth Shoebox Project to find out how you can be part of this great initiative.Read more

  • Quietly helping refugees in Sydney, an antidote to Europe’s tragedy

    Quietly helping refugees in Sydney, an antidote to Europe’s tragedy

    A weekly visitor to the Villawood detention centre for the last four and a half years, Graeme Swincer is one of many Sydney residents quietly giving their time and skills to relieve distress and actively assist asylum seekers in limbo in Australia’s migration system.Read more

  • Congratulations to Graeme Swincer OAM

    Congratulations to Graeme Swincer OAM

    Graeme has been recognised in the Australia Day Awards and received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). In a Blue Mountains Gazette article Graeme stated that his favourite quote is one attributed to Thomas Jefferson, and also quoted by Mandela, Martin Luther King and Gandhi – ‘When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty’. Read theRead more