May 2017

Q&A with Garigarra Mundine

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and the 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision, “The Good Oil” spoke to Garigarra Mundine about how those historic events impacted her family, her community, the nation and her own life as a young Indigenous woman.

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Third I-Kiribati woman makes lifelong commitment

Sister Tibwau Matia made her perpetual profession as a Sister of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict last month, becoming the third I-Kiribati woman to do so.

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Jewish scholar of New Testament to visit Sydney

Professor Amy-Jill Levine, an internationally renowned Jewish scholar of the New Testament, will visit Sydney next month to lead a one-day public seminar on the parables and women in scripture.

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Master’s student receives Helen Lombard Award

Dearbhla Curtin-Tully has received this year’s Helen Lombard Award for her outstanding service to the university and the wider community.

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Leading people to ‘aha’ moments in faith

Yarra Theological Union in Melbourne is “a wonderful place to learn and grow”, says Good Samaritan Sister Glenda Bourke.

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Why I don’t need wilderness

Although I tried to lift myself to the divine, my long walk in the wilderness was largely not the clarifying and spiritual experience of Thoreau and Walden, writes Moira Byrne...

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Let’s be more supportive of our Kiribati neighbours

May small nations like Kiribati be supported to hold onto their precious traditional values as they find their way in a complex twenty-first century world, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare...

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