Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • St Kilda church leader protests asylum seeker policy with Easter crucifix installation

    AN EASTER sculpture with a confronting political message is on display at the Uniting Church’s St Kilda Parish Mission. The Rev John Tansey installed the three life-size wooden crucifixes to voice his protest of the Federal Government’s offshore asylum seekers policy. Barbed-wire figures of a father, mother and infant hang from the imposing crucifixes onRead more

  • This is what happens when people have all their hope removed

    To better understand what drives people flee Sri Lanka and get on a boat to Australia read the following report which has been recently published “An Unfinished War” by Yasmin Sooka, The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) and The International Truth & Justice Project, Sri Lanka. Information on other countries can beRead more

  • Palm Sunday Rally and March

    Come along and join us on Sunday 13 April. BMRSG members will be there so lookout for our black t-shirts with “Blue Mountains  –  A Refugee Welcome Zone” on the front. Let’s all STAND UP, be ACTIVE and be HEARD.   BMRSG Meeting Place: Hyde Park (South) near the corner of Elizabeth and Park Streets (click mapRead more

  • Paul Power to speak in the Blue Mountains

    Paul is the CEO of the Refugee Council of Australia. He will speak at the members’ get-together to be held on 12 April at 2pm at 846 Hawkesbury Road, Hawkesbury Heights, the home of Tony Sharpe, BMRSG committee member. RSVP to Tony at educatingpalates@gmail.comRead more

  • ABC Interactive Report on Operation Sovereign Borders -The First 6 Months

    ABC News has complied a comprehensive report on the first 6 months of  Operation Sovereign Borders.  This is an extensive 4 part report and I strongly recommend that EVERYONE reads and think on it. Click on the image below to be taken to the report on the ABC’s Website. Comments by Wayne BuckmanRead more

  • Five Christians arrested for holding a prayer vigil

    You could be forgiven for thinking the following news article originated in a foreign country, however this occurred in Sydney. I have always understood that Australia is a tolerant and democratic country where people have a right to peaceful protest.  Instead, we have a Federal Government who openly breaks international laws and refuses honour Australia’s international commitments toRead more

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