November 2021

Inclusivity – a political challenge

As we witness the Australian Government’s response to refugees and asylum seekers who are denied their most basic rights, John Haren reminds us that our best human moments are inclusive.

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A letter to my nine-month-old daughter

Using stories of marginalised people as future life-lessons for her daughter, Ashleigh Donnelly urges us all to look behind the masks we wear to appreciate the person behind the covering.

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BOOK REVIEW: You had me at frosted teacakes

A new book by Ann Rennie asks you to pause and ponder. It’s a miscellany of musings, ranging from the serious to the whimsical and the spiritual to the serendipitous.

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Good Sams committed to education in the Benedictine tradition

This year marks 200 years of Catholic education in Australia. Moira Najdecki reflects on how the Sisters of the Good Samaritan have been a very significant part of the story.

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Prize-winners announced in The Good Oil 2021 Writers’ Award

The Good Oil 2021 Writers’ Award was launched by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan with the dual purpose of supporting and encouraging the development of emerging and published writers.

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Partners in Ministry webinar sparks desire to help people in need

People who attended a recent webinar hosted by the Good Samaritan Foundation have responded strongly to moving first-person accounts of daily life in Good Samaritan ministries in Australia and overseas.

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Positive signs as COVID-19 continues to impact Philippines

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan in Bacolod, the Philippines, are continuing to help people in desperate need as the community battles the effects of the Delta strain of COVID-19.

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