How do various faith traditions call their communities to respond to people seeking asylum in Australia today?
How can communities of faith respond with compassion and justice, guided by religious teachings that call us to treat others as we would want to be treated, recognising the sacredness and dignity of all human life?
Love Makes a Way (LMAW) and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) are coming together to present a workshop on how to change the conversation about people seeking asylum and to open hearts and minds within our communities.
This half day workshop will introduce language and strategies for how to have value-based conversations informed and motivated by your faith with family, friends, fellow community members and people of influence about the issues that impact people seeking asylum. It will also be a chance to meet likeminded people who may want to take a collective approach in your community.
The content of the workshop draws on the findings of the ASRC’s ground-breaking ‘Words That Work’ messaging research which found more effective ways of communicating about the rights of people seeking asylum. Workshops are interactive, with practical and inspiring ways for all of us to be part of making a real difference.
By working together we can transform the way our community thinks about people seeking asylum. For people of faith, this is an opportunity to come together with others who want to speak out about the injustices we see and advocate for compassion, justice, mercy and peace.
NB: Venue is accessible and afternoon tea will be provided (Halal, gluten and dairy free options available)