Fire destroys homes of 35 families in squatter area in Bacolod
When a fierce fire ripped through a squatter area in the Mambulok district of Bacolod in the Philippines last month, 35 families lost their homes and all their possessions.
Renovated centre looks to the future while honouring the past
The Sisters of the Good Samaritan have warmly welcomed members of their community to a liturgy marking the Blessing and Opening of renovations to St Scholastica’s Congregational Centre in Glebe.
Eight new scholars participate in women’s leadership program
The Good Samaritan Study and Mentoring (SAM) Leadership Program is back for its third year in 2023, with eight women receiving support to undertake studies aimed at promoting women’s leadership.
Wivenhoe Conservation Area leaves a legacy of ecological renewal
The Sisters of the Good Samaritan are withdrawing from the stewardship of their Wivenhoe landholding at Cobbitty and in the process will ensure ongoing security for the Mater Dei School
Project to develop sewing skills has a big impact at Santa Teresa
Sewing machines, a teacher with experience in Arrernte communities of Central Australia, and financial and practical support was all it took for a small idea to have a big impact.
Read, watch, listen: top picks to bring in the New Year
For our last edition of 2021, The Good Oil has gathered recommendations from some of our readers and writers on what to read, watch, and listen to in the New...
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘Stand with Tosy’ campaign aims to drive action on climate change
The Sisters of the Good Samaritan are supporting a new campaign from the Edmund Rice Centre’s Pacific Calling Partnership for Australian political leaders to urgently commit to climate change action.
Fears new rules could restrict advocacy and free speech
The Good Samaritan Foundation has joined its voice with other community organisations in expressing concern that proposed new Federal Government regulations could silence charities’ advocacy on behalf of vulnerable groups.