Last week, we were absolutely delighted to announce that Jesuit Refugee Service ‘JRS’ Australia and Jesuit Social Services have now signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly lead the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum – CAPSA. This MoU is designed to facilitate collaboration and advocacy to ensure a Catholic welcome is more widely encouraged, supported and implemented for those who seek protection in Australia. The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) is a powerful means to amplify the voices of welcome that exist across Catholic communities in Australia, to shift hearts and minds, and to also encourage humane, evidence-based refugee and asylum policy reform.
Everyone here at JRS looks forward to working with all of you to meet these objectives. Together, we are best placed to make a positive difference in the lives of so many children, women, and men who are seeking asylum.
Pictured here is our JRS Australia Director, Carolina Gottardo (left) and Julie Edwards (right), the CEO of Jesuit Social Services.