Archive for November, 2015
Why This International Day? Globally, 35 percent of women experience sexual or physical violence (World Health Organization and UN Women) Each year, 3 million girls face the risk of female genital mutilation or cutting ( UNFPA) Sixty percent of women whose first sexual experience was forced, go on to experience further sexual violence later in life […]
Prayer for Peace. The recent tragic events in Paris remind us all of the countless women, men and children who have been killed in countries where there is internal conflict or as the result of terrorism. We pray for peace in the world and hold those who have died in an embrace of sorrow and […]
Parishioners of Hamilton, Victoria continue to support the Presentation Sisters Mission in Peru through their fund raising efforts. Colourful woven items crafted by the women of Lima Peru were first introduced to St Mary’s Parish house by Father Patrick Mugavin on his arrival to Hamilton Victoria in 2003. Over the past few years women of […]
The COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris commences at the end of November. As National Governments work toward adopting a new universal climate agreement Civil Society and NGOs around the world have already mobilized action and initiatives to address climate change at the grass roots level. The Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities is one movement […]
Faith leaders call on Federal Politicians to restore the human dignity of refugees and asylum seekers
Fifty leaders representing diverse faith groups met with Members and Senators at Parliament House, Canberra on October 15th, calling on them to restore Australia’s standing as a compassionate nation by winding back policies negatively impacting on people escaping violence, persecution and death. Sr Anne Lane PBVM, representing Catholic Religious Australia, said the faith leaders […]
Thirty years ago Annette Shears pbvm (Queensland) began working in the Ministry to Migrants and Refugees. This year she was nominated by MDA, (Multicultural Development Association), as a finalist in the Queensland Multicultural Awards, in the category: Outstanding Volunteer. Read more in the Spring edition of “Justice Jottings”.