Archive for December, 2016

21, Dec

Pope Francis’ message to world leaders for the World Day of Peace, observed 1 January, calls for an ‘active nonviolence’.   In the message entitled ‘Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace’,  the Pope calls to political and religious leaders, heads of international organizations, and business and media executives to “apply the Beatitudes in the exercise of […]

18, Dec

This year International Migrants Day (18 December) has called for children to be released from detention. It is appropriate that an event held in the shadow of Christmas should advocate for children, for they lie at the heart of Christmas. Writing in Eureka Street, Andrew Hamilton sj observes that the insistence in the Gospel stories […]

15, Dec

Australia should ratify and implement the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) as soon as possible to ensure better oversight of youth justice detention, according to National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell. The key findings of an investigation into the oversight of youth justice detention in Australia are included in Commissioner Mitchell’s 2016 Report […]