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18th May Reflection

18th May Reflection

Have you built a wall around your heart? Identify a barrier, or a prejudice, in your life which separates you from your brother or sister. Are you prepared to dismantle this obstacle?

Vigil for Asylum Seekers Action

Vigil for Asylum Seekers Action

Sr Joan Pender RSCJ, Provincial of the Society of the Sacred Heart in Australia and New Zealand, will join a number of Australia’s religious leaders in Canberra on Thursday, 15 October.  They will meet with politicians to express their concern about the plight of asylum seekers throughout the world, and especially their ongoing concern for those detained  by Australia in off-shore detention centres. Prayer Vigil 6 pm 12 October To support this important interfaith initiative, a prayer vigil will be held at Mary MacKillop Chapel at 6.00 pm on 12 October. We pray that the minds and hearts of politicians, and of all Australians, will be touched by the plight of asylum seekers who are

Be a Good Egg

Be a Good Egg

Five years ago Australian supermarkets did not have any Easter chocolate certified as slavery-free, but in 2013 there were at least six slavery-free Easter eggs and rabbits available. Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) identified the following products available in 2013: Divine eggs (milk & dark) Green & Black eggs (milk & dark) Chocolatier eggs (milk & dark) Chocolatier (3 rabbits boxed with 3 tiny eggs) Cadbury dairy milk eggs Oxfam chocolates – a large range of chocolate bars If you know of other slave-free products available for Easter 2014, please email ACRATH at campaigns@acrath.org.au. An action booklet can be downloaded here.

Religious Responses to Climate Change

Religious Responses to Climate Change

The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change is a multi-faith network taking action on climate change.  Check their website for the latest information and events.

Human Rights Education

Human Rights Education

How can we, as educators, insert the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into our projects with women, children and youth, refugees and migrants, and persons living in poverty? This resource on educating-for-universal-human-rights comes from Cecile Meijer RSCJ and Sacred Heart@ the UN.

New Zealand Religious Against Trafficking of Humans

New Zealand Religious Against Trafficking of Humans

In February 2012, twelve Religious representing eight Congregations joined together in Auckland to discern how best to address human trafficking issues in New Zealand.   The RSCJ are playing an active part.  Read the February 2013 NZRATH report …

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