Section Archive: Being Just Neighbours

Return to The Inn

As soon as I walked in the front door I felt a surge of memories of women and children I met here all those years ago… Are they safe?

Posted on: November 20, 2019

Let’s wage a ceaseless and relentless war

Who is winning the war? In our war-torn world you might well ask, “What war”? says Sister Mary McDonald.

Posted on: August 15, 2018

The flickering candle

I am in awe of the human capacity to survive, let alone the Christian capacity to forgive. Hope is stirring, writes Sister Elizabeth Murray.

Posted on: August 15, 2018

“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?

Posted on: May 16, 2018

Urgent plea for all to help end Manus crisis

“The time has come to end Australia’s inhumane and unsustainable policy of offshore processing…”

Posted on: November 15, 2017

Of friends, faith and fellowship

We were united by our difference as much as our communion, writes Beth Doherty.

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Celebrating refugees and those who support them

Hear from four sisters about their experience supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Australia.

Posted on: June 20, 2017

How are things in Glocca Morra?

Home is our sanctuary, our safe haven, our Glocca Morra, writes Roisin Kelly.

Posted on: April 18, 2017

Small kindnesses from many

Alison Brook explains why she’s a big fan of Neighbour Day.

Posted on: March 2, 2017

Stepping out of my comfort zone

Before setting out, I was uncertain about the journey ahead of me, but I have returned home and to school with a renewed sense of self and an understanding of...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

A policy that diminishes us all

Anyone who describes asylum-seekers – regardless of how they got here – as “illegals” is guilty of perpetuating a big lie, writes Hugh Mackay.

Posted on: October 18, 2016

To be a pebble in the shoe of people with power

Labour exploitation in Australia is a massive problem and becoming worse. And it’s not like our parliamentarians are unaware of the facts, writes Good Samaritan Sister Sarah Puls.

Posted on: September 20, 2016