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Palm Sunday (28th March) is an important opportunity to raise awareness of the continuing injustice and cruelty experienced by refugees and people who are seeking asylum.  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

Be part of the action on Palm Sunday: 

  • Attend the Justice and a Fair Go for Refugees Webinar on Tuesday 23 March, 7.30-8.30pm on zoom https://amnestyau.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMod-CqqTwiHN2tsC7LzChFuMGOSLuzMyMj  – learn more about the issues.  Hosted by the Australian Refugee Action Network and supported by Amnesty International.  With Zaki Haidari, Farhad Bandesh, Sr Brigid Arthur, Prof John Minns and Dr Graham Thom (Amnesty International).  If you register before the night you will receive updates on the speakers and program.    Share the FB event to help us promote this  important discussion Webinar FB event page
  • Faith groups are encouraged to remember refugees in services on and around Palm Sunday.  Some churches are planning to ring their bells for refugees.  See attached editable poster you can use to let people know your bells are ringing on Palm Sunday for Justice for Refugees – or download the template for a from  ARAN Palm Sunday webpage. Let us know when you will be ringing your bells by emailing  palmsundayrefugeemessages@gmail.com and we will share this on the Speaking UP for Refugees FB page.
  • Attend a Palm Sunday Justice for Refugees action – or plan one in your community.  See listing of actions in cities and regional areas at ARAN Palm Sunday webpage
  • Follow the Speaking Up for Refugees Facebook page and share posts on your own social media – use  hashtags  #justice4refugees   #GameOver
  • Post your own messages of support on your social media.  If you don’t use social media, you can send a message of support for posting on the Speaking up for Refugees FB page to palmsundayrefugeemessages@gmail.com
  • Do the online actions suggested at  ARAN Palm Sunday webpage
  • Lobby your local MP – see background information on the issues at  ARAN Palm Sunday webpage

Resources and more info are available on the Palm Sunday page of the ARAN websitehttps://aran.net.au/campaigns/palm-sunday-2021/

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