At this time of change in Australian
politics, it’s time to change our approach to refugees and people seeking
This was a call from more than 60 people from
20 Melbourne Catholic parishes on Saturday 25 August. They were gathered for the 14th Welcome the Asylum Seeker Parish Support forum.
“Today, however, we have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. ” – Laudato Si #49
An expectant group of fourteen people gathered on a grey morning at the Flagstaff Gardens in the city of Melbourne on 16 May for the first Catholic Social Teaching Walking On The Land workshop for 2018. This workshop is another in the collaborative venture of CSSV with Edmund Rice Ministries and Kildare Ministries. Two further workshops are scheduled for later in 2018 - 29 August and 28 November.
Together with ThinkPrevent, Catholic
Social Services Victoria is hosting a workshop on Bystander Intervention for parishes and those keen to respond, to the prevention of family violence and
violence against women. The workshop will be held at the Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert Street, East Melbourne, from 6pm (for 6.30pm start). Dr
Ree Boddé, CEO of ThinkPrevent will speak.