“Schoolies week” takes a new direction
“Schoolies Week” is rarely seen in a positive light by those looking on. But some “schoolies”, including 12 students from Good Samaritan Schools in NSW, have chosen an alternate way...
A peep into my past
Looking back on her 30-year ministry with people on the fringes of life, Good Samaritan Sister Pauline Fitz-Walter shares some of her insights.
What am I doing about poverty?
Anti-Poverty Week gives us a chance to stop and think about poverty at home, in our street and in the wider world; really wherever we find our neighbour, writes Graham...
Can we be hospitable post September 11?
How can we live the Gospel imperative of being a hospitable people when we have become so wary of the stranger in our midst, asks Good Samaritan Sister Veronica McDougall.
Going out of your way to find your neighbour
For John Muskovits, a recent summer school in the United States with world-renowned theologian and Dominican priest, Gustavo Gutierrez, provided new insights into the parable of the Good Samaritan.
Seeing our neighbours with humanity
SBS TV recently invited viewers to see asylum seekers through the eyes of six Australians. Over half-a-million did each night. In retrospect, can we also look at this series through...
Faith delegation rallies pollies on climate change
Two Sisters of the Good Samaritan were among a multi-faith delegation that converged on Canberra in early June to lobby federal politicians on behalf of the many people of faith...
Let’s talk recognition
In the lead-up to National Reconciliation Week (May 27 to June 3), Reconciliation Australia Chief Executive Leah Armstrong is calling on the Australian public to join a national conversation about...
Can we open our hearts and minds?
We need to open our hearts and minds to the bigger story of asylum seekers in Australia, writes Good Samaritan Sister Sarah Puls.
Cancun conference provides some hope
While not a perfect outcome, the building blocks for further global action were set in train at last year’s UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, says Good Samaritan Sister...