Brisbane says welcome!
To coincide with World Refugee Day, at 2 o'clock this Sunday 20th June at St John’s Cathedral, local people of faith will host a Welcoming Event - a Prayer Service to Welcome our Friends.
Everyone is invited to this Welcoming Event to celebrate the release of our friends from Kangaroo Point and BITA. To say loud and clear that WE WELCOME REFUGEES and commit to continue working for all to be released.
At a time when thousands around the world are suffering because of persecution, war and conflict we also take this opportunity to come together in solidarity with refugees and people seeking asylum everywhere.
When: 2 pm Sunday 20 June 2021
Where: St John's Cathedral, Brisbane (373 Ann Street)
More info: via the Facebook event page
This will be a multi-faith gathering
》to pray for freedom and justice for all refugees.
》to bear witness to compassion, justice and solidarity and
》to publicly welcome all refugees, including our refugee friends who have been released recently into the community.
A demonstration of solidarity by people from many faith traditions counters harmful and corrosive attitudes to refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants. It moves our community towards a humane response to those seeking safety.
A collection will be taken to support our friends.
You can also donate online to support refugees in the community.
The need is great. For example, except for limited access to Medicare, those on bridging visas have no support from Commonwealth social services. Many must rely on the charity of others or very small amounts of work.
Speakers include: Recently released refugees
Father Martin Arnold
Father Wally Dethlefs
Binil Kattiparambil (Islamic Council of Queensland)
Imam Abduraheem Haase
The Very Rev'd Dr Peter Catt