Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Community Forum with Father Frank Brennan


A Community Forum with Father Frank Brennan, social justice advocate, professor of law and author.
Thursday May 19 at 6.30pm.
Frank Brennan has long challenged our supposedly Christian government’s treatment of asylum seekers asking "Is our morality at sea with the refugees?"
There are currently about 60 million people displaced by war – the biggest humanitarian disaster since World War II.
Australia must stop breaching the human rights of Asylum Seekers and offer sanctuary to more refugees. Brennan believes that behind all the legal technicalities and political argument about boat people, there is room for deeper ethical reflection and a more principled proposal.
Community members are invited to hear Father Frank Brennan address these issues and to participate in a Q&A session.
Refreshments will be provided.
Thursday May 19 at 6.30 pm, presented by the Mid North Coast Refugee Support Group, the forum is at Hastings Secondary College (formerly Port Macquarie High School) in Owen St Port Macquarie. Tickets $20; $10 concession. 
Doors open a 6 for a 6.30 start.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Local knitters make a differrence

Heart-warming new photographs from Germany have arrived showing displaced Syrian refugee children now based in Europe wearing items lovingly made by local knitters, crocheters and craftspeople.
A large number of Mid North Coast residents responded to the call to create warm, cozy items, including the Kendall Craft Group, who supported the Knitting the Future community arts project last year.
Community members moved to help asylum seekers can be involved in the next MNC Refugee Support Group fundraising event on Saturday April 16, 2016.
There will be a market at the Wauchope Arts Hall from 3pm selling preloved items and afternoon tea.
Live music will feature Styx 'n Stonz.
Anyone can donate items in good condition- please call Krissa to arrange 0429 854 733.
A shared meal will follow the market and everyone is welcome to bring a plate of food to share.
After the meal there will be an evening screening of the film Stormy Waters, which reviews the history of migration to Australia and the treatment of asylum seekers today, and asks “is there a better way?".

For more information on the fundraiser contact Krissa Wilkinson on 0429 854 733.
To be part of stage 2 of the MNCoast Refugee Support Group's knitting project please contact Mavis Barnes on 6559 4339.