Josephite Justice launches Tuesday Mourning campaign

Asylum-seekers, Villawood

The Josephite Justice Network has launched Tuesday Mourning, a weekly event from now until Pentecost Sunday in mourning for the innocent people locked up on Manus Island and Nauru.

"Hundreds upon hundreds of innocent people, are locked up," the Sydney-based network says.

"They have committed no crime. They have been charged with no crime. They have been locked up for years.

"Innocent people. Locked up. For us.

"Join in with Tuesday Mourning," the organisers say. "Wear black. Wear a black ribbon. Wear a black armband. On Tuesdays.

"Every Tuesday until Pentecost Sunday. Mourn for the innocent victims locked up. Locked up for us. For Australian fear.

"Between 2013 and 2016 the federal government spent $9.6 billion on mandatory detention and offshore processing," the Network says. "Another $5.7 billion is planned to be spent up to 2020.

"During the same time, the UNHCR cost of supporting over 60 million refugees and asylum-seekers in Africa, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific was just over $3 billion per year, increasing to $7.5 billion in 2016."

MEDIA RELEASE

Josephite Justice Network - Tuesday Mourning

PHOTO

Asylum-seekers at Villawood Detention Centre (Wikipedia)

Mass on Demand

home-video-thumbnail

From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. The first Mass of the day on YouTube.
Mass on Demand donate

Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

view