Posts Tagged ‘Refugees’

Migrants paying the price in Europe says Caritas Comments 0

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Migrants are paying a heavy price in Europe because of an agreement made a year ago between the European Union (EU) and Turkey, says Caritas The agreement aimed to stem the flow of migrants and refugees seeking protection in Europe. Caritas says the agreement has left thousands of vulnerable people stranded in degrading conditions in Read more

The Joy Bells of Christ Church Cathedral Comments 0

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

The Joy Bells of Christ Church Cathedral in the Irish city of Waterford will peal once again this St. Patrick’s Day in a message of fellowship and welcome to refugees and immigrants. Read more Related Posts:Anglicans won’t comment on Christ Church Cathedral…Christ Church Cathedral decision imminent, but ‘could…St Patrick’s Cathedral begins Saturday evening organ…443k spent Read more

Iraqi Christian refugees’ situation critical and dangerous Comments 0

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Iraqi Christian refugees’ situation is “critical and dangerous”, according to Jordanian priest, Fr. Khalil Jaar. He says their situation will deteriorate as access to international aid tightens. “This is now the third year of displacement for the Iraqi Christians. It’s very tough. Donations are becoming less, while global attention is waning,” Ra’ed Bahou, regional director Read more

Turnbull visit: important test for Bill English Comments 0

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Tomorrow Bill English has his first pyjama party with Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull in Queenstown. This style of diplomacy has been going on for a number of years. Whether it’s morning-after kayaking on Sydney harbour or taking in our own Southern Alps, the annual Prime Ministerial sleepover says a lot about the relationship between New Zealand Read more

Christmas cards showing modern day flight from war Comments 0

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Christmas cards showing a different reality from the traditionally peaceful Nativity scene are on offer from Doctors of the World. In one scene, a missile flies over the Holy Family. The humanitarian group’s website says they want the cards “to remind people that war has forced millions from their homes this year, and they need Read more

Asia’s forgotten refugees — the big picture Comments 0

Friday, November 11th, 2016

As waves of refugee crises continue to make international headlines, Southeast Asian nations face their own challenges to support and protect millions of refugees and asylum seekers. Across the region, people continue to flee conflict and political persecution and have sought to make new homes with varying degrees success or failure. For some nations the Read more

Time for NZ tell Aussies to “close your open air prison on Nauru” Comments 0

Friday, October 21st, 2016

“It’s time to revive the Tampa spirit and rescue the refugees our Australian neighbours have sent off to rot in hellish prison camps on remote islands like Nauru and Manus,” says columnist Brian Rudman. Amnesty International is calling on New Zealand to take a lead in exerting international pressure on Australia over its detention centre Read more

Jesuit Refugee Service: accompany, serve, and advocate for refugees Comments 0

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

As representatives from the Society of Jesus gather in Rome from all over the world for their General Congregation, there is a relatively new ministry that they can be very proud of — the Jesuit Refugee Service. This program was initiated by Fr. Pedro Arrupe, the Jesuit superior general, who had seen the devastating impact Read more

Treatment of refugees in Australia cruel and evil Comments 0

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Malcolm Turnbull told the UN that our treatment of refugees is world’s best practice. Only a guilty conscience could allow such self deception. In her book ‘Eichmann in Jerusalem’, published in 1963, Hannah Arendt refers to the ‘banality of evil’. Her thesis was that Eichmann was not a fanatic or sociopath, but an extremely stupid Read more

Welcoming refugees protects us from terrorism, Pope says Comments 0

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Welcoming refugees with authentic hospitality is “our greatest security against hateful acts of terrorism”, Pope Francis says. He was speaking to alumni of Jesuit schools in Europe who were in Rome for a conference on refugees. The pope said: “I encourage you to welcome refugees into your homes and communities, so that their first experience Read more