I'm Walking to Wickham Point!
After visiting people in Immigration Detention Centres here in Darwin over the past
couple of years, and trying to advocate for people where I could, I
have found that the situation for asylum seekers is now even worse than
when we started!
I am frustrated, and fed up with constantly
grovelling with pathetic bureaucrats and gaolers on behalf of people
whose voices have been silenced!
am tired of seeing people loose their sanity and dignity as they fall into despair, after
months and even years of incarceration by this country; it's leaders indifferent to the suffering they have caused and the hearts they have
What about justice?!
Will the guardian of
detained children (Scott Morrison) be brought to justice? I doubt it.
I have asked myself, what more can I do? What action will be effective in stopping this madness? Maybe none...?
articulate my outrage, and the sense of loss and disgrace that has been
welling in me I have decided to take action through prayer and
I do this in the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi when he said:
"Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action."
I will walk in silent prayer for 40km (More like 37km actually). From Darwin to Wickham point on Sunday 21st September - International Day of Peace.
• In solidarity with all those who have suffered while in the care of
the Australian Immigration Department. (Those I have visited but could
offer no practical support!)
• In defiance of the policy makers
whose choices have brought misery to the innocent (and the brutality of
the tools they engage to do enforce their control!)
• To Bear Witness and to remember
If you want to walk too, it's a long road and there's plenty of room.
Bring messages of hope, cards letters etc... See you on the road or at
the Vigil outside Bladin Point at 4:30pm!
1st Leg: Darwin to Palmerston
2nd Leg: Palmerston - Wickham Point