September 2021

Sexual and gender minorities are among those most excluded in our Church

One thing for certain we can say about Jesus, and therefore about God, is that Jesus is very comfortable with diversity and accompanying those on the margins, writes Patty Fawkner.

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Pondering 30 years of Good Samaritan life in Kiribati

It is 30 years since the Good Sams were invited to Kiribati. Sister Meg Kahler reflects on the gifts and challenges of being Good Samaritan in this small Pacific nation.

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Listening and responding to the cry of the earth

The granting of personhood to the Whanganui River in New Zealand provides a distinctive lens through which to view our perspective on our connectedness to all creation, writes Monica Dutton.

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Book review: The Dance of the Dissident Daughter

‘The Dance of the Dissident Daughter’ shows a way forward for those whose faith is strong but who find the version of Christianity on offer critically lacking, writes Tracey Edstein.

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Call for action to increase support for refugees and asylum seekers

An online workshop conducted by the Good Samaritan Asylum Seeker and Refugee Network heard personal accounts of the harsh impact of Australia’s response to people forced to flee their country.

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Extended Plenary Council affirms ‘Good Samaritans all’

Good Samaritan Sisters, Oblates, staff and partners in mission came together online recently for an Extended Plenary Council, to check in with the Statement of Directions from the last Chapter.

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Stella Maris student leaders rise to the challenge

A year of leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for senior students at Stella Maris College in Manly. In this edition, three Year 12 students share their experience.

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