The Sisters of The Good Samaritan - Protection of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
August 2014
Supporting isloated communities in WA’s wheatbelt

Supporting isloated communities in WA's wheatbelt

Debra Vermeer recently caught up with the Good Sam Rural Outreach Team, a “faith-filled” and “committed” band of women who are supporting small, isolated communities in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt Region.

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How does sanctioned violence affect you?

How does sanctioned violence affect you?

Did you miss Sister Clare Condon’s recent “RightsTalk” address at the Australian Human Rights Commission? A podcast and transcript are now available online.

Tags: News

Schol’s graduate to head Pacific Islands Forum

Schol’s graduate to head Pacific Islands Forum

Dame Meg Taylor, a former student of St Scholastica’s College, Glebe, in Sydney, has been appointed Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum and is the first woman to be...

Tags: News

Now is our time to return something to the earth

Now is our time to return something to the earth

When our actions deplete or lead to the destruction of species, surely we need to pause, says Good Samaritan Sister Catherine McCahill.

Tags: Feature

The memory keeper’s lament

The memory keeper's lament

With her “memory keeper” as guide, Good Samaritan Sister, Marie Casamento, takes us on a journey to Auschwitz, to Gaza, to Hiroshima, to My Lai, on the high seas, and...

Tags: Poetry

“Seek peace and pursue it”

“Seek peace and pursue it”

Sion Sister Mary Reaburn asks: what can give rise to hope in the seemingly hopeless situation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Tags: Opinion

Let’s listen more intently to young people

May we older Australians find new ways to listen more intently to the aspirations of our younger generations, says Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Tags: Musings of a Leader

Having places where you are welcomed and belong

Having places where you are welcomed and belong

Recent media reports surrounding the circumstances of infant Gammy are heart-rending, writes Moira Byrne Garton.

Tags: Being Just Neighbours

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