Walking the Land with Catholic Social Teaching
Catholic Social Services Victoria hosted another of its Walking the Land with Catholic Social Teaching workshops on Thursday 28 February 2019. This was a City Justice Walk with many of the executive staff of St John of God Hospital Berwick.
Peter Hudson, Peter Hay and Sr Bernadetta Keating led the group through the streets of Melbourne CBD in a series of guided reflections and activities in the light of Pope Francis' call in Laudato Si to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
Through a series of reflections, role plays and discussion, participants were invited to engage through the principles of Catholic Social Teaching with issues such as our Aboriginal heritage, people trafficking, homelessness, gambling and the migration of peoples.
Participants' feedback on the day said that it was "a good opportunity for self and societal reflection". A number of participants said the issues and activities presented were "a real eye-opener" and a great opportunity to see the city through a "different lens" which was "thought-provoking, grounding and inclusive".
Three more Walking the Land with Catholic Social Teaching workshops are scheduled for 2019. There will be another City Justice Walk offered on 2 May and other workshops on 29 August (Lower Plenty) and 28 November (Williamstown).
Each workshop is facilitated in a different ‘eco-system’ and participants are invited to hear the diverse cries of the earth and the poor “Strategies for a solution demand an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature.” LS#139.
for further details and bookings for each of these workshops.