May 2018

Joys of being neighbour in suburban Melbourne

For nearly 25 years, Sister Mary Zita Duffy has found joy through providing food for people in need in suburban Melbourne and helping the disadvantaged break out of their “high rise prisons” to spend time together in a safe community.

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WA Oblates’ Japan pilgrimage deepens bonds of friendship

Four Good Samaritan Oblates from WA have recently returned from visiting the Good Samaritan Sisters and their Associates in Japan.

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ACU honours a wise woman from Walgett

Gamilaroi Elder Aunty Fay Green OAM was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by ACU in Sydney on May 9 for her life-long commitment to education in the NSW community of Walgett.

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Students join fight to end slavery, human trafficking

Young people are getting behind the move to stop slavery and human trafficking in Australia and around the world, thanks to an awareness-raising program in schools by ACRATH.

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Where to now for Christianity in the West?

The great enterprise of articulating the Christian faith within the story of the universe awaits us in the third millennium, writes Kevin Treston.

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Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

How to cope with constancy and intensity of bad news?

For Sister Patty Fawkner, two strategies or ways of thinking may help: to accept life’s “givens”; and to “celebrate what’s right with the world”.

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“It has the power to bring us closer together”

It’s nearly a year since Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples made the historic “Uluru Statement from the Heart”. But what’s happened since?

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