BOUNDLESS PLAINS TO SHARE?because everyone who flees persecution should find refuge
There are over 25 million refugees and 3 million asylum seekers in the world today. Over 50% are children. They have fled violence and persecution and need protection. The international community is failing them.
In December 2018, members of the international community, including Australia, signed onto the Global Refugee Compact. This laid out priority areas for protecting refugees. One year later, Dec17-18 2019 they will meet again. Each country is expected to announce how it will step up its efforts.
We encourage churches and their members to contact their local MP and Senators and pose a simple question: what commitments will Australia take to the forum? You may choose to write a letter, make a phone call, send an email, or make a visit. However you do it let our leaders know we’re watching.
I Choose Humane is a campaign for comprehensive reform of Australia’s response to asylum seekers. Sign onto the “I Choose Humane Pledge”, explore policy options, wear the T-shirt, run a stall in your church or community, communicate with politicians.
Check out the campaign website.
BOUNDLESS PLAINS TO SHARE?
A short book that covers the things you need to know to make sense of and respond to the global refugee crisis. Small group discussion guide included.
“In an age of border closings, Scott Higgins’ timely book is a powerful antidote to all the myths we hear and read about refugees. It counters the fear-mongering and common lies with a concise, clear-headed, authoritative analysis of the evolution and current shape of the refugee crisis. He explains why our international response is failing and how a Godly view can bring about global transformation. It is critical reading for anyone seeking an honest understanding of the crisis today facing the most vulnerable people on the planet.”
Rev. Tim Costello
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John Menadue has held senior positions in the public and private sectors, including a period of time as the Head of the Department of Immigration. He blogs regularly and thoughtfully on refugee issues.