The Centre for Multicultural Pastoral Care (CMPC) is an ecclesial agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane that responds to and advocates for the needs and concerns of migrants, refugees, refugee claimants and people on the move regardless of their race, creed or nationality. CMPC, when called upon, also helps to coordinate in the action of multicultural pastoral care within parishes and other Church organisations.
CMPC believes that all people have the right to live in peace and harmony; therefore, it promotes interaction and understanding of our culturally diverse communities.
CMPC’s mission is to uphold the sacredness and dignity of each person and that all people are treated justly.
The Centre for Multicultural Pastoral Care:
- Assists parishes, schools and Church agencies to ensure culturally sensitive responses to migrants, refugees, refugee claimants and people on the move
- Provides education in cultural and cross-cultural studies
- Provides information and support for migrants, refugees, refugee claimants and people on the move
- Assists and supports Catholic Ethnic Communities, their chaplains and pastoral leaders
- Liaises with ethnic chaplains
- Liaises with state, national and international Catholic Immigration Offices
- Raises awareness of the realities of multiculturalism and the significance of an emerging multicultural Church
- Works ecumenically and interfaith
- Liaises with 3 levels of government on multicultural issues
- Works in partnership with government and non-government agencies to provide effective advice, consultancy and services to migrants, refugees, refugee claimants and people on the move