Archive for the ‘Justice Issues’ Category

9, Nov

    Pope Francis has designated November 19 as World Day of the Poor. The theme for the first observance in 2017 is: Encountering the Poor as a Way of Life   This focus echoes throughout Australia and the Pacific for there are few poorer in this region than those refugees and asylum seekers on Manus […]

7, Nov

  COP23, the shortform for the 23rd Conference of Parties to the UN Climate Change Convention, began in Bonn, Germany on 6 November 2017. The Independent Catholic News (UK) have published a prayer for this time, with a short reflection for each day. To download a copy of the prayer and daily reflections, go to our RESOURCES page HERE. […]

6, Nov

  Editors, Peta Anne Molloy of Presentation Sisters Queensland and Anne Shay of Presentation Sisters Lismore, present a challenging Spring edition of Justice Jottings that highlights Presentation concerns with the ‘cry of the earth and cry of the poor’ – from the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize; to the Climate Conference in Bonn; to Indigenous recognition […]

2, Nov

Year 11 students at Iona Presentation College, Mosman (Perth WA) gave a presentation this week on their Faith in Action 2017 project, about their learnings on Homelessness, in the form of a video. Ms Gemma Thomson, Head of Religious Education and Lucy van Kessel of Presentation Sisters Western Australia would like to give us the […]

6, Oct

  Over 800 million people around the world live in extreme poverty and without the full participation of the poor and the marginalized in both creating and maintaining sustainable systems, change over the next 15 years will be difficult to achieve. We are putting them and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) front and centre on […]

14, Sep

  Iona Presentation College (Perth, WA) students chopped off their ponytails so they could be used to make wigs for breast cancer survivors, during their week-long MAD (Making a Difference) for Social Justice campaign held until Tuesday 5 September. “Someone needed the hair more than we do”‘ said student Hannah Howard (17), who grew her […]