May 2013


Good Sams join citizens’ coalition

The Good Samaritan Sisters have become the first religious congregation to join the citizens’ coalition, the Sydney Alliance, whose mission is to advance the common good and achieve a fair, just and sustainable city.

Survey results: thanks for your feedback

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Good Sam Education seeks new directors

Would you like to contribute your skills to the development of Catholic education in the Good Samaritan Benedictine tradition, nurturing the best possible educational opportunities for students within a faith community?

Musings of a Leader

The power of servant leadership

Servant leadership seeks to look beyond short-term satisfaction and immediate gratification towards the medium to long-term place of rightness and justice, writes Clare Condon SGS.


On the road to recognition

Tanya Hosch, Deputy Campaign Director for the growing movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia’s Constitution, explains why recognition and removing discrimination from our national rule book matters to every Australian.


Francis and the signs of the times

Pope Francis’ words and actions are signs of some larger vision that will be revealed to us in due course, writes Garry Everett.


Young shoulders, big hearts

Liz Byron and Hannah White are now a long way from Christmas Island, but it’s clear that Christmas Island remains very much part of both of them, writes Evan Ellis.

Faith in the Ordinary

On learning to give and receive

The experience of being taken out of our comfort zones enables us to know what it is like to be in the shoes of another, writes Edwina Butler.

Being Just Neighbours

Restoring hope, dignity and independence

Every Australian family is exposed to the possibility of their life being touched by disability, writes Tony Fitzgerald.

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