Throughout the national Catholic social services conference, Hearing Healing Hope, held in Melbourne between 21-23 February, a range of media articles provided coverage of the content. They are based on the themes and presentations provided at the conference
A Flourishing Earth for a Flourishing Society: Implementing Laudato Si
An audio interview
with Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr, Aboriginal elder and educator from Nauiyu
(known as Daly River in the Northern Territory), discussing the
Aboriginal spiritual concept of 'daddiri' and our need to slow down.
Miriam emphasised the importance of paying
attention to the natural world and in letting go.
summarising the presenation given by Jacqui Remond at the conference, Call for ecological conversion, Eureka Street
, 22 February 2018.
of the Wednesday evening forum, A Healthy Earth for a Flourishing
Society, with Jacqui Remond, Miriam Rose Ungunmerr, Gavin Dufty and Dr
Bronwyn Lay. Includes link to photo gallery and links to edited
transcript [Eureka Street
] and presentations, 21 February 2018.
by Dr Bronwyn Lay of Jesuit Social Services on Building ecological
justice in organisations, as a precursor to her presentation at the
Wednesday evening forum of the conference, A Healthy Earth for a
Flourishing Society, Eureka Street
, 15 February 2018
Hearing, Healing, Hope: the Challenge for the Church and Society
on Melbourne Catholic
website about Phil Glendenning's keynote presentation at the national Catholic social services conference, Hearing Healing Hope, 22 February 2018: Healing, healing and hope: Rousing keynote opens conference.
in CathNews about Phil Glendenning's keynote presentation at the
national Catholic social services conference, Hearing Healing Hope, 22
February 2018: Church must stand up for 'weakest and poorest'
Economics for a Flourishing Society
In this audio interview
by Fatima Measham of Eureka Street's
ChatterSquare, Labour MP Clare O'Neil discusses the persistent gap
between the rich and the poor, which has left many people disillusioned
about how the economy and governments function, among many other
things. Clare was one of the presenters in the Economics for a Flourishing Society forum
about the conference forum, Economics for a Flourishing Society, with
Joe Zabar of Catholic Social Services Australia; John Roskam of
Institute of Public Affairs and Clare O'Neil, Member for Hotham
Victoria. Includes photo gallery and links to Joe's edited and full
presentation published in Eureka Street, 26 February 2018
Responding to Abuse and Ensuring Safety of Children
between Fatima Measham of Eureka Street
and Bernie Geary, former Victorian children's commissioner, discussing what are we still not confronting when it comes to children
and young people who run into the law? How do we advocate for them in a
hostile political and media environment?
in Eureka Street
by Sheree Limbrick, Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Professional
Standards Ltd, 20 February 2018: A new high water mark for child
Catholic Social Services bringing Healing and Hope to the World
Article summarising the key points of the conference in Melbourne Catholic News, quoting Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO, CEO of Catholic Social Services Australia, 2 March 2018.
by Denis Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Social Services Victoria in Eureka Street
on 15 February 2018: The changing landscape of Catholic social services
Love of Neighbour: Challenges for parishes
about the role of Catholic parishes in providing services to those in
need, and the need to strengthen collaboration between parishes and
service agencies, focussing on the parishes workshop at the conference
led by Dr Bob Dixon, former Director of Pastoral Research Office, with
Fr Terry Kean of St Francis Xavier parish, Montmorency, and Bernadette
Dennis of St Joseph's Outreach Service in South Yarra. Includes photo
gallery and link to original story in Melbourne Catholic
, 27 February
about the conference workshop on how to support asylum seekers, which garnered the thoughts of delegates from around the country. Parishioners and representatives from Catholic service agencies from Victoria, Queensland and the Northern Territory attended the workshop and presentations given by Sr Brigid Arthur csb (Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project
) and Tracey Cabrie (Centre Manager - Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub
) were followed by a focused discussion, providing valuable ideas for further action.
Social Housing: Exploring Opportunities for Affordable Housing Initiatives
between Shane Healy of Melbourne Catholic News
and Peter Selwood, Executive Director of CentaCare Brisbane and Chris
Hall, CEO of MercyCare WA, talking about the Australian Catholic Housing
Alliance, 2 March 2018.
Other Coverage Summary article
about the final day of conference, including full photo gallery and Eureka Street
link to audio of former Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald's address during the Responding to Abuse and Ensuring Safety plenary, with Maria Harries AM and Sheree Limbrick of Catholic Professional Standards Ltd, 26 February 2018 Summary article
of Sheree Limbrick's Eureka Street
article on Catholic Professional Standards Ltd, 8 February: Professional standards chief sets out priorities
with Denis Fitzgerald, Executive Director of Catholic Social Services Victoria, in The Record
, 8 February: National conference seeks hearing, healing and hope Overview article
about Denis Fitzgerald and the role of Catholic social services and the challenges faced, 2 February 2018: Catholic organisations face growing challenges
View audio, video and PDF versions of the conference presentations, here.
View photo galleries, here.