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An open letter, a hand-written card and thousands of prayers

“When I returned home to Bilo from Perth in June, which was an emotional trip leaving me feeling exhausted and deflated, my spirits were buoyed upon seeing a hand-written card from Bishop Jeremy Greaves which he had mailed to me while I was away,” says 33-year-old Anglican Angela Fredericks, who is leading the national fight to bring Nades, Priya and their girls back home to Bilo

Four-year-old Tharnicaa captured the heart of the nation recently after she was medevacked to Perth Children's Hospital from Christmas Island where she and her family had been detained and where she had developed what was reported to be sepsis from untreated pneumonia (Image courtesy of the @solidaritywithBiloela Facebook page)
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Anglican Bishops nationally send open letter to Government following medical evacuation of young girl

Dozens of Anglican Bishops nationally have sent an open letter to the Prime Minister and the Immigration Minister, calling for the immediate return of a young Sri Lankan Tamil family to the rural Queensland town of Biloela, after the youngest family member captured the heart of the nation this week

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Dozens of Anglican Bishops nationally send open letter to Government calling for the return of young family back to Biloela

“As Christian leaders, we echo the call for a compassionate, fair, safe, common sense and permanent solution. We stand in solidarity with this young family seeking peace, safety and stability, and with the Biloela community who are waiting to welcome them back home,” write dozens of Anglican Bishops in an open letter to the PM and The Minister for Immigration

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An accidental advocate

Find out how prayer, scripture and Christian music are helping Biloela Parish Councillor Angela Fredericks sustain her fight for a young Tamil family who has sought safety on our shores, including her online petition that has gained over 255,000 signatures