Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • 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

  • Annual General Meeting October 2018

    Annual General Meeting October 2018

    The Inaugural Annual General Meeting of Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group Inc was held on Saturday, 27October 2018 at 2.00 pm in the Uniting Church Hall, 4 Lewin St Springwood*
    Read more for the Office Bearers and Committee Members
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  • Join us at the Palm Sunday Rally

    Join us at the Palm Sunday Rally

    Join us at the Palm Sunday Rally Sunday 25 March at Belmore Park (near Central) 2pm – 4pm. This year’s theme is “Refugees are Welcome Here”. BMRSG will be behind the bus stops in Eddy Avenue. The mountains contingent will get the 11.38am  train from Katoomba and will be on the second carriage from theRead more

  • Annual General Meeting 2017

    Annual General Meeting 2017

    Members of Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group gathered on Saturday 11 November for the 2017 Annual General Meeting.
    Chairman Hal Ginges congratulated members and their Committee for a busy and productive year, with highlights such as financial help for asylum seekers in their visa applications, and $130,000 distributed during the year to refugee families and Villawood detainees. Hal Ginges thanked two of the founding members of BMRSG who are standing down from their long term positions on the committee and taking up new roles.Read more

  • Annual General Meeting 2017

    Annual General Meeting 2017

    NOTICE
    The Annual General Meeting of the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group will be held on Saturday, 11 November 2017 at 2 pm at the Faulconbridge Community Hall 9 – 9A Home St Faulconbridge

    All positions will be declared vacant.Read more

  • 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

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