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Australia: Governments and churches urged to take more asylum seekers

The General Synod has urged the government and opposition to revise immigration policy, particularly offshore detention.

03 July 2014

Perth Archbishop commends National Lament for asylum seekers

When Pope Francis visited Lampedusa, an Italian island where many refugees arrive and many die trying to reach safety, he said that "we are a society that has forgotten how to weep."

05 March 2014

Candlelight vigils for asylum seeker who died on Manus Island

An estimated 15,000 people took part in candlelight vigils around Australia on 24 February for Iranian asylum seeker Reza Berati

26 February 2014

Bishop speaks out after asylum tragedy

The Anglican Church of Australia has called for a review of the country’s asylum and refugee policies after a violent break-out at a regional processing facility on Manus Island resulted in the death of an Iranian asylum seeker.

21 February 2014

The moral compass on asylum policy

Sydney’s Anglican Archbishop, Glenn Davies, is one of several faith leaders speaking out about how asylum seekers are treated in Australia.

04 November 2013

Ireland criticised for not offering asylum to whistleblowers Manning and Snowden

It was to Ireland's shame that we had not offered asylum to US whistleblowers Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, the president of the Irish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), Canon Patrick Comerford, said yesterday.

07 August 2013