In Australia, Christians and Muslims mourn asylum seekers who perished

(ENInews)–Ministers in Australia’s third-largest denomination have met with Muslims and their imams to jointly lament a group of asylum seekers who drowned while trying to reach Australia. At least 90 people died on 21 June after an overloaded and poorly maintained boat capsized near Christmas Island, off Australia’s northwest coast, on its way from Indonesia. The remaining 200 passengers were rescued, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Six days later, 130 asylum seekers were rescued from another boat. [ENI-12-0398, 277 words]