A Time for Grace Webinar
The Nangami Peace and Justice Group of Our Lady of the Way Parish, the Justice and Peace Office and Jesuit Refugee Service Australia held a webinar exploring a time for grace.
The pandemic has already revealed much about who we are as a nation; where our weaknesses are, where we have let each other down, and where we put all those who have little to offer us or our economy. COVID-19 has thrown into stark relief the policies and practices that no longer work to keep us safe and well.
But within the pain and the struggle – and sometimes shame – we believe this moment is also a Time for Grace. A time to extend to the most vulnerable and the most powerful a moment to change our hearts, minds and practice.
There are no boats coming through this time. The borders across the world are solid. Nauru, PNG and the on-shore detention centres continue to hold the last, the lost and the least of those seeking our protection. Within our own communities asylum-seekers are struggling to find food and shelter.
Join us for webinar on World Refugee and Migrant Sunday as a panel of experts ask: Is this a Time for Grace within our public policy, our theology and our own actions? Is there reason to have hope for all of us?
- Introduction by the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv
- Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO, Australian Jesuit Priest, Human Rights Lawyer, and Academic
- Nishadh Rego, Policy, Advocacy and Communication Manager, JRS Australia
- Julie Macken, Research and Projects Officer, Justice and Peace Office, Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
- Leader with lived experience, TBC