iServi News | 26 March 2021 | Term 1, Week 7
Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees
Palm Sunday (28th March) Walk for Justice for Refugees is an important opportunity to raise awareness of the continuing injustice and cruelty experienced by refugees and people who are seeking asylum.
Starting in the 1980s, churches across Australia joined together on Palm Sunday to march for peace. The Palm Sunday Rally has gone on to become an annual ecumenical event that draws people from many faith and non-faith backgrounds to march together to show support for public policy issues that are of importance to them.
This year Palm Sunday actions are calling for:
- Permanent visas for all refugees
- Basic income support for people in the community while their refugee status is assessed
- Release ALL Refugees from Detention
- An end to offshore processing
In Perth, people are invited to call for justice and dignity for refugees and people seeking asylum, by participating in the COVID-safe live and online events program.
For full program details, visit the Justice 4 Refugees WA website here.
The big focus this year is for people to join the webinar broadcast at 1.00pm on Palm Sunday 28th March. People can take part in the online event either individually or through hub groups by linking in to the event from wherever they are. Register your participation here.
Mr Ryan Wiles
Director of Ministry