Presentation People … in partnership with others for global justice
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 Elena Hoye to the position we also took the opportunity to acknowledge and thank Marlette for the great inspiration she has been to us and for her tireless commitment to furthering the work of IPA in our twenty three countries around the world.
At our 2012 IPA Assembly, Newfoundland CA, we committed ourselves
“….to continue the work of Jesus to bring forth a sustainable society founded on respect for Earth, universal human rights, economic justice and a culture of peace” – IPA Identity Statement 2012
Together we reflected on issues emerging from this Assembly and the various ways we can actively support our IPA representatives at the United Nations, where we have NGO status at The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Among the Australian issues discussed were Coal Seam Gas and related Climate concerns, Justice for Indigenous Peoples, Asylum Seekers and Human Trafficking. We hope to include other Presentation People in further discussion and reflection on these issues.
Currently we are producing a series of questions to put to Candidates for the next Federal Election around some of the above issues.