Bringing together diverse communities during Refugee Week

The Pilgrim Circle initiated a unique celebration fundraiser for Refugee Week in 2021, which fortunately fitted in the middle of two Covid lockdowns. At this event a panel of former refugees spoke about their experience of arriving in Adelaide as refugees, particularly the turning points and memorable moments of settling into Australia, to great mix of Pilgrim Church members and …

Questions for politicians on treatment of asylum seekers

Written by Claire O’Connor, Adelaide Barrister on 20 April 2022 on Facebook (shared here with her permission) Can candidates not say they support off-shore processing of asylum seekers? Can they be honest and say they support the detention of innocent asylum seekers – indefinitely – in conditions every human rights organisation nationally and international has said are cruel and dehumanising? Can …

Heartfelt thank you to all our donors

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who has responded so quickly and generously to the recent, urgent appeal by the Rapid Response Circle  (110) to help meet basic living expenses of individuals and families at risk of homelessness, who were hungry and fearful of services being cut off after long extensions of final payment dates and without a clear path to survival. …