The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) continues to actively advocate and support the Catholic schools, organisations, individuals and parishes working to make a difference in the lives of people seeking asylum.

Josh and Mimi from CAPSA at the Refugee Alternatives conference

In February CAPSA members and supporters successfully contributed to the broader campaign to see legislation that would ensure individuals in offshore detention were able to receive appropriate medical attention.

CAPSA participated in the Refugee Alternatives conference in Adelaide and engaged in a sector wide strategy day to share knowledge and ensure that our work is complementing the broader movement for compassion across our society. We also organised a well-attended panel discussion relating to advocacy and service for people seeking asylum in Adelaide, where local parishioners, school staff, the Adelaide Archdiocese and local and interstate Catholic organisations came together to discuss and deepen knowledge and connections around issues faced by people seeking asylum and how to positively respond.

On Palm Sunday, April 14th, walks for justice for refugees will take place across the country. CAPSA is engaging the Catholic community to ensure a strong call for justice and show of public support for humane treatment and welcome for people seeking asylum.

If you are interested in attending or assisting in organizing others to attend a Palm Sunday walk, or would like to know how you can be involved further in CAPSA’s work, please get in contact with Josh at