Palm Sunday Rally
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
You can support Palm Sunday by attending an event on the day (all actions will be organised to be Covid-safe), sharing material on social media from the Speaking Out for Refugees FB page, posting your own messages of support, sharing information about the Justice and a Fair Go for Refugees Webinar, and taking action online.
Wider Church News
Hosanna in the Highest, Ecumenical Service
The Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network in Australia and Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre in Jerusalem are organizing a joint Ecumenical service. The service will be screen via Zoom on Saturday 27th March at 5:30pm. As we mark the beginning of Passion Week, clergy and lay people from both countries will offer prayers, praise, readings and reflections proclaiming the liberation and presence of God even as we acknowledge the situation in the Holy Land today. This is a unique event providing the opportunity for Christians in Australia and Palestine to worship together at this significant time of the year. Register to attend the hour long service here. More details here.
Sunday Lunch Fundraiser
Join Coburg Uniting Church for lunch on Sunday 28th March from 1:00pm in support of the Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre. Details here.
UC National News, 17th-24th March
- Enough is enough, more
- Child safe in many languages, more
- Raising the rate for good, Jobseeker
- COVID-19 in PNG, time is running out
- And more …
JOIN US IN PRAYER FOR:
- First Nations People as we mark Close the Gap Day on 18 March – for support and funding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led solutions that end inequality and allow First Peoples to live out their right to self-determination.
- Women who have experienced sexual violence and harassment.
- The people of PNG and frontline workers responding to the surging number of COVID-19 cases.