Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • An uplifting experience, The Staging Post

    An uplifting experience, The Staging Post

    Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group hosted a screening of “The Staging Post” at Mt Vic Flicks on Wednesday 19th of June for Refugee Week.
    The filmmaker Jolyon Hoff and Afghan refugee Muzafar Ali were present for a Q&A after the film And answered questions to a packed house.
    Read more about this uplifting film.Read more

  • An evidence based refugee policy agenda

    An evidence based refugee policy agenda

    A successful refugee policy not only manages national borders but also protects people who need safety, and demonstrates leadership in meeting the global challenge of displacement. That’s why the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law has set out an independent, nonpartisan, evidence-based refugee policy agenda, challenging policymakers and the public to reimagine Australia’s current approach – so that both refugees and the nation can prosper amid today’s real challenges.Read more

  • Shared learning as refugee from Sierra Leone speaks with Winmalee students

    Shared learning as refugee from Sierra Leone speaks with Winmalee students

    Sierra Leonian refugee Clavenda Bockarie spoke to Winmalee High School,students at their school assembly on Tuesday 4 June. Ms. Bockarie fled Sierra Leone, a country in West Africa, during the country’s bloody civil war. Throughout this time many journalists were harrassed, detained or murdered for reporting unfavourably about the government of President
    Ahmed Tejan Kabbah. In 1998, when Ms. Bockarie was three years old her mother, broadcast journalist Olivia Mensah, was arrested and imprisoned as an enemy of the state. Eventually Ms. Bockarie, her siblings and her mother escaped and reached asylum in Australia via a refugee
    camp in Ghana.

    Read more

  • This is not a defeat, this is a call for action.

    This is not a defeat, this is a call for action.

    This is not a defeat, this is a call to action for us. Our job is not to give up but to build something better starting today.
    We will only fight harder for people seeking asylum and be even more fearless. We can’t let this break us or even bend our determination, too many refugees lives depend on us coming together leading with love and direct action now.
    Read where we can start and one letter written the day ofter the election result.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

  • 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

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