by Julie Macken Who could have imagined when we began the journey of 150 Days of Action for refugees that we would be grieving for the beautiful country of Afghanistan. As we watched the Kabul airport fill with fear, bombs and those desperately seeking safety we knew we were watching the beginning of life on … Continue reading Call to Lamentation and Commitment
By Julie Macken Let me say from the start that I have no idea whether we should go for a policy of elimination, or suppression or simply let the virus rip. I’m not a public health expert, nurse, doctor or social worker. This is not about what we do, so much as how we do … Continue reading The Covid Crisis needs Community Leadership
by Ruth Moraes We celebrated Social Justice Sunday on the 29th of August which kicks off an entire year dedicated to the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference 2021-22 social justice statement, Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor. The title and theme are a timely and ever needed reminder of Pope Francis’ words in Laudato Si’ that everything is … Continue reading Creation Connects Everything
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