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Also of interest….
Cabrini Health is pleased with the progress of its new Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub, located at 503 Sydney Road, Brunswick. Officially opened in April this year, its first client was a Medicare-ineligible asylum seeker from the Middle East—the client was seen by Professor Suresh Sundram who now conducts weekly psychiatry clinics at the Hub.

Pope Francis has requested the universal Church to join in a Day of Prayer for Peace on Tuesday 20th September 2016. On that day he will preside over an Interreligious Meeting in Assisi.

At a time of disillusion with the political process in leading democracies, we need to rebuild a sense of confidence in our systems.  Politicians have a key role to play in this, by their behaviour and their decision making, but reforms around political donations are also needed. 
Edmund Rice Camps Incorporated is offering an exciting opportunity for a passionate leader and motivated person to lead the organisation.  
YMCA’s ReBuild is a facilities maintenance company that employs young people aged between 18-28 years, who have either been in custody, or who are at risk of going into custody.
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) has expressed shock and devastation at the treatment of young people incarcerated in the Don Dale Correctional Facility in Darwin and called for quick and decisive action on this important national issue.

“The systematic abuse on our children is wrong; our nation is hurting with all the suicides and the ongoing abuse through generational trauma,” said NATSICC NT Councillor Dean Chisholm.

Congratulations to Sr Bernadette Wallis MSS who is in the midst of launching The Silent Book. The book is a tribute to her family and the disappearing Australian-Irish Sign Language, as well as to the broader deaf community and its families. Proceeds from the sale of the book go to the John Wallis Foundation.


The 2016 Caroline Chisholm Centre for Health Ethics Conference is on The Challenges of Dementia. Over the next three decades, the number of people living with dementia in Australia will almost triple. This calls for significant changes both in Australian society, and in organisations which provide health, community and aged care.

 Pope Francis is a man on a mission. Like his namesake St Francis of Assisi, he has made the poor, the environment and the proclamation of the gospel his mission. The encyclical Laudato Si’ is a part of his ‘mission strategy’, addressed to every human being on the planet and calling for their conversion in relation to the ecology of Creation. ‘Many things have to change course,’ he writes, ‘but it is we human beings above all who need to change’ (§202). Join us for this six-week course of reading and discussion and let Laudato Si’ challenge you too. 

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