Archive for July, 2013

31, Jul

Dangerous Dream of Lady with Lantern At a time in Ireland when English rulers made it extremely difficult for Catholics to receive an education and reduced much of the Catholic population to ignorant servitude, Nano Nagle took the dangerous decision to start a school. Turning her back on a life of privilege and at the […]

31, Jul

“Nothing less than a helicopter, Army Duck or jeep, would help alleviate the pain of transport in regional Papua New Guinea!  Since we didn’t have any such mode of transport available to us, like others in the locality, we had to rely on the truck or occasionally a boat when on the coast.” Sr Margaret […]

30, Jul

26-07-2013; ABC Religious: What would Bonhoeffer do about asylum seekers, Mr Rudd? In 2006, then-Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Kevin Rudd wrote an article for The Monthly entitled “Faith in Politics.” It was about the role of churches and individual Christians in politics. His purpose was to critique the “privatised, pietised and politically compliant Christianity” […]

30, Jul

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s extreme Pacific Solution is a dangerous and parochial response to what is a toxic debate on asylum seekers in Australia. Dumping thousands of displaced people on Papua New Guinea has all the hallmarks of an election quick fix, and takes little account of the risks to our democratically and socially fragile […]

7, Jul

IPA Justice Contacts from Australia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand recently gathered in Clayfield (Queensland) where we had the opportunity to work with Sr Elena Hoye from Dubuque (Iowa), the incoming IPA (International Presentation Association) Networker. The retiring IPA Networker, Sr Marlette Black, had held this position for the past ten years.  In welcoming […]

4, Jul

Lucy van Kessel pbvm (ACRATH WA Co-ordinator) presented information to twenty nine members of RUN (Religious at the UN) on the work of ACRATH. The RUN group has Religious women and men in 157 countries world-wide and they have a keen interest in human rights and trafficking. Information was presented on the three goals of […]