Imagine starting everything all over. Not knowing how things worked. Not knowing where to go for help. Learning a new language. Looking for work to support your family. On top of dealing with the trauma that brought you to Australia in the first place.
This is the situation many refugees experience when they are newly arrived to Australia. There are many things a community can do to love refugees and give them a 'sense of belonging'.
Christ Church in Gladesville aims to open hearts to the opportunity for love, kindness and care at their Community Care event with refugees: A Sense of Belonging, being held during Refugee Week 2019.
On the night, you'll:
- watch a short documentary about the experience of being displaced
- hear a Syrian Refugee family about the first years of living in Australia
- listen to Manoj Chacko, Senior Minister of South Liverpool Anglican Church about the work their church is doing for refugees
- hear from the City of Ryde about local initiatives we can participate in.
When: Monday, 17 June, 7:00- 9:15pm
Where: Christ Church in Gladesville (4 Jordan St Gladesville)
Cost: Free (includes soup and bread from The Bread and Butter Project)
Please RSVP by 13 June so they can cater.
They invite you to come, listen and learn how we can work together to give refugees a sense of belonging in Australia.