This healing centre looks after people who are traumatised.
Several thousand refugees will be provided permanent visa pathways as the Albanese government fulfils an election promise, but many other asylum seekers on different types of visas are still in limbo.
Churches have the power to bring communities together in service to others, according to experts and those with experience.
It was taken as a sign of hope by refugee communities, advocates and supporters when the Labor party won the recent federal election that a more humane and compassionate approach would now be taken towards refugee policy and the treatment of refugees and people seeking asylum in this country.
For the Reverend Hoda Ameri her life’s journey began when she found God.
Thousand of people have called for better treatment of refugees and asylum seekers as they celebrated the release of more than 40 people from indefinite detention across Australia.
Eight more asylum seekers have been released from the Park Hotel in Carlton, emptying it of detainees after nine years.
Further humane policies are needed despite the release of at least 19 refugees and asylum seekers from detention last week, according to one Melbourne bishop.
As I write, we are witnessing Russia’s military thrust into Ukraine, and its appalling consequences, with no end to the fighting in sight.
AN ASYLUM seeker support centre that’s helped hundreds of people will close its doors in the coming months, as its dedicated founder looks to wind down his involvement.