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					 REACH OUT!                                                  REACH OUT!                                                  REACH OUT!
Australians Welcome Refugees                                Australians Welcome Refugees                                Australians Welcome Refugees




          Photo: Lara Mckinley, Journalist & Photographer             Photo: Lara Mckinley, Journalist & Photographer             Photo: Lara Mckinley, Journalist & Photographer


     To be a refugee is to be a survivor:                        To be a refugee is to be a survivor:                        To be a refugee is to be a survivor:
alive in spite of persecution or even torture.              alive in spite of persecution or even torture.              alive in spite of persecution or even torture.
 Reaching out to refugees takes courage.                     Reaching out to refugees takes courage.                     Reaching out to refugees takes courage.
          Helping refugees means                                      Helping refugees means                                      Helping refugees means
        building our future together.                               building our future together.                               building our future together.
          We all have busy lives,                                     We all have busy lives,                                     We all have busy lives,
     but reaching out enriches us all.                           but reaching out enriches us all.                           but reaching out enriches us all.
 Australians Welcome Refugees                                                     Australians Welcome Refugees                                                     Australians Welcome Refugees
Who are refugees?                                                                Who are refugees?                                                                Who are refugees?
Refugees flee in fear of persecution due to their race,                          Refugees flee in fear of persecution due to their race,                          Refugees flee in fear of persecution due to their race,
religion, nationality or political opinion. Unlike                               religion, nationality or political opinion. Unlike                               religion, nationality or political opinion. Unlike
migrants, refugees are forced to flee their countries.                           migrants, refugees are forced to flee their countries.                           migrants, refugees are forced to flee their countries.

What do They Need?                                                               What do They Need?                                                               What do They Need?
Refugees need our help and Australia’s protection.                               Refugees need our help and Australia’s protection.                               Refugees need our help and Australia’s protection.
Most cannot return home and need help resettling                                 Most cannot return home and need help resettling                                 Most cannot return home and need help resettling
from overseas or after being released from detention.                            from overseas or after being released from detention.                            from overseas or after being released from detention.

How can you help?                                                                How can you help?                                                                How can you help?
    Send us a phone card so a refugee in a detention                                 Send us a phone card so a refugee in a detention                                 Send us a phone card so a refugee in a detention
    center can call home or a lawyer.                                                center can call home or a lawyer.                                                center can call home or a lawyer.
    Call a refugee worker in your local ecumenical                                   Call a refugee worker in your local ecumenical                                   Call a refugee worker in your local ecumenical
    council and ask how you can help houses of                                       council and ask how you can help houses of                                       council and ask how you can help houses of
    welcome and support centers for refugees                                         welcome and support centers for refugees                                         welcome and support centers for refugees
    released from detention or asylum seekers living                                 released from detention or asylum seekers living                                 released from detention or asylum seekers living
    in the community.                                                                in the community.                                                                in the community.
    Support CWS projects helping refugees here and                                   Support CWS projects helping refugees here and                                   Support CWS projects helping refugees here and
    overseas - toll free: 1800 025101                                                overseas - toll free: 1800 025101                                                overseas - toll free: 1800 025101
    Visit our website and read about the latest issues                               Visit our website and read about the latest issues                               Visit our website and read about the latest issues
    or how to celebrate Refugee and Migrant Sunday                                   or how to celebrate Refugee and Migrant Sunday                                   or how to celebrate Refugee and Migrant Sunday
    on the last Sunday of August each year:                                          on the last Sunday of August each year:                                          on the last Sunday of August each year:
    www.ncca.org.au/cws/refugees                                                     www.ncca.org.au/cws/refugees                                                     www.ncca.org.au/cws/refugees
    Talk to refugees and your friends about refugees                                 Talk to refugees and your friends about refugees                                 Talk to refugees and your friends about refugees

Contact your local ecumenical council:                                           Contact your local ecumenical council:                                           Contact your local ecumenical council:
NSW: (02) 92992215           lphelan@ncca.org.au                                 NSW: (02) 92992215           lphelan@ncca.org.au                                 NSW: (02) 92992215           lphelan@ncca.org.au
VIC: (03) 9650 6811          vsanyu@ncca.org.au                                  VIC: (03) 9650 6811          vsanyu@ncca.org.au                                  VIC: (03) 9650 6811          vsanyu@ncca.org.au
SA: (08) 8221 6633           Denis.Voight@unisa.edu.au                           SA: (08) 8221 6633           Denis.Voight@unisa.edu.au                           SA: (08) 8221 6633           Denis.Voight@unisa.edu.au
QLD: (07) 3369 6792          v.graydon@trump.net.au                              QLD: (07) 3369 6792          v.graydon@trump.net.au                              QLD: (07) 3369 6792          v.graydon@trump.net.au
TAS: (03) 6234 2543          tcc@trump.net.au                                    TAS: (03) 6234 2543          tcc@trump.net.au                                    TAS: (03) 6234 2543          tcc@trump.net.au
WA: (08) 9385 5477           eclapton@churcheswa.com.au                          WA: (08) 9385 5477           eclapton@churcheswa.com.au                          WA: (08) 9385 5477           eclapton@churcheswa.com.au
NT: (08) 8945 3371           lloydkent@optusnet.com.au                           NT: (08) 8945 3371           lloydkent@optusnet.com.au                           NT: (08) 8945 3371           lloydkent@optusnet.com.au

Produced by the National Program on Refugees and Displaced People,               Produced by the National Program on Refugees and Displaced People,               Produced by the National Program on Refugees and Displaced People,
Christian World Service, National Council of Churches in Australia (Locked Bag   Christian World Service, National Council of Churches in Australia (Locked Bag   Christian World Service, National Council of Churches in Australia (Locked Bag
199, Sydney 1230). For more information about our refugee program, contact       199, Sydney 1230). For more information about our refugee program, contact       199, Sydney 1230). For more information about our refugee program, contact
James Thomson at the NCCA on jthomson@ncca.org.au or (02) 9299 2215              James Thomson at the NCCA on jthomson@ncca.org.au or (02) 9299 2215              James Thomson at the NCCA on jthomson@ncca.org.au or (02) 9299 2215

				
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