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From preaching to the choir to shifting fence sitters

“My experience advocating for people seeking asylum taught me that you can have a lot of passion and good intention for a group of vulnerable people or an important cause, but that the right words and approach are needed for people to see your point of view or join the movement for justice,” says the Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn, while inviting clergy, lay leaders and advocates in our community to a free online justice messaging workshop, co-hosted by Resource Church St John’s Cathedral, the Justice Unit and anglican focus

A man, released from indefinite detention earlier last week, celebrating with friends who have been advocating for his release (Photo by L. Adams)
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Embodying the Spirit of Christ through small acts of compassion

“Every action, big or small, absolutely makes a difference! Last week, 50 men who spent nearly seven years trapped in Immigration detention on Manus and Nauru plus up to two years locked up in a Kangaroo Point hotel were released with a Bridging Visa into our community,” says the Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn

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Let's talk about racism: five people, five stories

Racism and cultural prejudice have been increasingly discussed in the media and among the broader community recently. In this year of ‘Being Together: Practising Peacemaking’, five men and women of faith share about their personal encounters with racism and cultural prejudice in a range of settings

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From DC Talk to Live on Mars

“Connecting with people through music is my favourite way of living out my faith in Jesus who told us to love our neighbour as we love ourselves,” says the Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn in our continuing series ‘How my art intersects with my faith’

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Remembering the forgotten in the COVID-19 environment

“The safety and wellbeing of our communities can only be protected if we collectively do everything we can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all, and this includes for refugees and people seeking asylum,” says the ACSQ Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn, who is also a pharmacist, father and Brisbane detention centre visitor