Asylum Seekers and Refugees When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
Pilgrim Circle of Friends 27 for Refugees
The Pilgrim based Circle of Friends 27 is one of over sixty groups established to provide a variety of support for refugees and asylum seekers, both in the community and/or in detention and operates in association with the Australian Refugee Association (ARA) and Amnesty International.
Members of Circle 27 come mainly from the Pilgrim congregation.
Anyone who feels that refugees and asylum seekers ought to be treated with human dignity and who genuinely wants to help may become a member.
Members of the circle support both refugees in the community and when possible those in detention.
For enquries and meeting details please contact:
Raelene Telfer 7127 5346 or M.M.C. 8370 0332.
[updated 15 March 2016]
Some useful links.....
• Australian Refugee Association
• Amnesty's Refugee Page
• Petition to bring the Woodville kids back home
• Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
(pdf file from the Effective Living Centre) has many links to support services.