Hamersley’s Holy Cross Anglican Church to hold Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees


Holy Cross Anglican Church members will be taking part in the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees.
Holy Cross Anglican Church members will be taking part in the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees.

HAMERSLEY churchgoers are calling for others to join them in the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees.

The March 25 event encourages people to gather to show a united movement of people and organisations calling for justice and dignity for refugees and people seeking asylum.

Holy Cross Anglican Church in Hamersley will have a strong contingent of people in the walk.

The congregation comprises more than 30 refugee families from Sudan.

Assistant priest Reverend Galal Bashir came to Australia as a refugee in 2004 and described Australia as a wonderful place.

“We will manage if we look after the people from Manus Island and Nauru,” he said.

“This is why we want to join the Walk for Justice.”

Parish priest Reverend John Clapton also supports the movement.

“I think that when all other options have failed we should let these people settle even temporarily rather than leaving them in limbo,” he said.

The walk is at St George’s Cathedral in Perth from 1pm and is supported by organisations including Amnesty International Australia, Anglicare WA and Australian Red Cross.