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Wednesday, 28 October 2015 10:06

Walk together to say Welcome

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say welcome syd150On Saturday, October 31 everyone is invited to #SayWelcome in cities and towns across the nation and reaffirm that Australians are a welcoming, generous and compassionate people.

In cities and regional centres all over Australia, you’re invited to join this celebration of diversity and present a picture to leaders and media of the Australia that is possible; a nation known for our compassion, generosity and welcome. Faced with increasing instances of fear and prejudice, it’s more important than ever for values of compassion and welcome to reign. For the sake of our futures, it’s time to Walk Together.

An initiative of the community organisation, Welcome to Australia, the event will take place on 11am Saturday 31 October in Australian cities – click the links below to find details of your local event and to invite your family and friends.

https://walktogether.welcometoaustralia.org.au/

 

Welcome to Australia is a community organisation that aims to cultivate a culture of welcome in Australia towards refugees and asylum seekers, international students, and new migrants by changing the public conversation and engaging everyday Australians in practical acts of welcome.

Adelaide pastor Brad Chilcott began to coordinate regular meetings of around a dozen representatives of non-profit organisations in Adelaide, South Australia which lead to the initial 'Welcome Party' campaign in June 2011. Welcome to Australia is almost solely volunteer run, with 6 branches around Australia, and is supported by over 35 partner organisations.

The Welcome to Australia team includes people of a range of cultures, faiths, ages and political persuasions, committed to the vision of an inclusive, welcoming and just Australia.