Catholic Social Services Victoria is pleased to announce that the fifth series of the Mission Inspired Leadership program will be conducted during 2019. The dates for the 2019 program will be Thursday evenings: 21 March, 11 April, 16 May, 13 June.This program is a professional development opportunity for leaders (Board members, managers and emerging leaders) in the Catholic social services sector. This series of facilitated workshops offers a local, accessible and self-regulating program of formation and networking, which is designed to complement other more national and tertiary programs of leadership formation currently on offer.
Anti-Poverty Week (14 to 20 October) is an opportunity to consider the issues of poverty and hardship here in Australia and overseas. To mark the occasion, Catholic Social Services Victoria hosted a lunchtime conversation facilitated by Brian Lawrence, who posed the question: “How many children have to live in poverty before the Fair Work Commission takes decisive action?”
Members and friends of Catholic Social Services Victoria are warmly invited to a lunchtime conversation with Fr Michael Kelly sj: ‘A journey with urban refugees in Bangkok’ An opportunity to explore an international perspective on issues facing people seeking asylum. Fr Michael Kelly sj, an Australian journalist and publisher, lives in Bangkok, Thailand, where his life intersects with many people seeking asylum. Many of these live messy, dangerous lives, and those that work with them need to keep in mind that ‘the only unforgiveable sin is despair’. Click here for a recent article on this topic by Fr Michael in Eureka Street. Download flyer here.
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2018–19, A Place to Call Home: Making a home for everyone in our land, confronts the growing challenge of homelessness and housing insecurity in Australia.