Thinking Migration

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Thinking Migration No 2, 2013

Thinking Migration intends to be a forum to echo the thoughts and reflections of the Catholic Church in Australia who, aware of the complexity of the matter, focus on the sacredness of the human being and is committed to welcome migrants and refugees.

The present issue begins with an international look at religious freedom in the context of peace and the common good. The next two speeches are the proceedings of the Second Annual Colloquium on Ethics and Migration, dedicated to the memory of the late Bishop Joseph Grech. These two key note speeches deliver two perspectives of Australia's moral obligations towards people seeking asylum, one from the Catholic Church and one from the Australian Government. Following this we have a keynote presentation from the National Migrant Chaplains Day which explores the mission of the Catholic Church among migrants. The final section comprises of three presentations delivered at the Third National Conference on the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees. These last three presentations all reflect the theme of the conference "I have heard them crying out" [Exodus 3:7] which focused on the plight of asylum seekers as they journey with the hope of finding new life in Australia.

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