‘Fr Peter Smith, Justice and Peace Promoter for the Archdiocese of Sydney, played host to a multi-faith roundtable about the Voice to Parliament at his home parish church of St Columba’s North Leichhardt on Tuesday. The event was run by Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne and the Sydney Alliance and was attended by representatives of … Continue reading Conversation around the Voice to Parliament
People from multi-faiths, cross-generations and diverse cultures and abilities came together to “Redefine Normal” at the Sydney Catholic Schools campus in Leichhardt on Thursday 01 December. Bi-partisan political support, and warm hearts among all who attended, created a positive and No Blame No Shame approach to building new community networks of support for people living … Continue reading Continuing the Mental Health conversation
Last Tuesday the team from the Justice and Peace Office joined with hundreds – or perhaps even a thousand – asylum seekers, refugees and people from across Australia on the front lawn of Parliament House in Canberra to demand the Labor government act with urgency to fulfill its election promise; to give those folks on … Continue reading Catholics supporting refugees at the Canberra Convergence
Sydney Street Feast returned to the forecourt of St Mary’s Cathedral on Friday 18 November 2022, after a two-year hiatus due to COVID. Street Feast was introduced by the Justice & Peace Office in 2017 in response to Pope Francis’ initiation of an annual World Day of the Poor on the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary … Continue reading Street Feast returns!