CMPC in many ways reflects the ‘face’ of the Catholic Church to migrants and refugees.
I am honoured with the opportunity to work with and learn from refugees, migrants, asylum seekers and all people on the move.
After having worked in Cambodia with migrant workers and their communities, I am incredibly excited for the opportunity to connect with cultural communities throughout the Brisbane Archdiocese and develop a positive relationship with them and all ‘people on the move’. I have always had a strong appreciation of the world around me and a positive perspective on both global and community interconnectedness. I am currently completing a Master in Public Policy and am looking to apply the lessons learnt from my current and past studies to a practical setting, ensuring a bottom-up, grassroots approach to all my work.
I believe that culture shapes our lives and engagement with others more than first perceived. If we as a society can learn to understand and accept all individuals and cultures, then the very differences that some believe divide us, will be what strengthen and unite us. I have faith in in the Archdiocese’s mission to connect with cultural communities in order to establish a sense of belonging and connectedness, whilst also ensuring that those very cultures stay intact with their values and traditions being reflected within the modern Catholic Church.
CMPC in many ways reflects the ‘face’ of the Catholic Church to migrants and refugees. I am honoured with the opportunity to work with and learn from refugees, migrants, asylum seekers and all people on the move.
Projects and Research Officer
[Jess began work at CMPC in February 2019. Part of Jess’ role is to maintain CMPC’s connectedness with cultural communities in the archdiocese and to explore ways to develop the relationship between these communities and the Brisbane Catholic church.]