As part of the Catholic Religious Australia Justice Network, the Society of the Sacred Heart is supporting a National Lament Week of Prayer & Prophetic Witness during the first week of Advent – 30 November to 6 December. This week of prayer is an opportunity to be in prayerful solidarity with the people seeking asylum in Australia and with the people being detained in Australia and off-shore, many the victims of harsh and punitive policies. During this week, there will be small groups outside the immigration detention centres across Australia, simply being a prayerful presence. Contact CRA Justice Network Coordinator Sr Suzette Clark firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to take part in this
Catholic Religious Australia are disturbed by the punitive and harsh policies and conditions to which people seeking asylum in Australia are being subjected. In response they have launched a National Lament which will include: Making Friday in Lent a day of prayer and penance for people seeking asylum Continuing this practice after Lent through to the Ascension Writing to one’s local Federal member and to the Minister, Scott Morrison, expressing our lament for people seeking asylum in Australia Engaging in a Week of Prayer and Prophetic Presence from Ascension to Pentecost, 1 to 8 June 2014 Download the National Lament Prayer Sheet to take part.