Palms Australia are Seeking Volunteers
Tulele Peisa and St Dominic’s Grammar School require a volunteer Early Childhood/Primary Teacher for a two-year placement. Tulele Peisa is a NGO based in Carteret Island, established in 2007 to facilitate an ecologically and culturally sustainable relocation and resettlement of the Tulun/Carteret Atoll community, who are facing threats from climate change.
St Dominic’s Grammar School was established in 2015 to provide elementary education for the children of relocated families. “Tulele Peisa” in the Halia language translates to “Sailing the waves on our own”. In the current context, it was adopted by the Carteret Council of Elders and Tulele Peisa to mean “Striving for strength and action through capacity building of our own people”.
Palms is currently seeking volunteers to assist with this work.
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Edmund Rice Camp 2018 Volunteer Awards
Presence Compassion & Liberation
I had the honour of being invited to attend the 2018 Volunteer and Cocktail Night last Saturday. A stunning display of peacock feather arrangements with twinkling lights made a fitting backdrop on the stage as some 65 Eddie Rice volunteers assembled to celebrate and honour the generous work of so many young people who have brought joy to the lives of young people in the community whose circumstances may be difficult.
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A few photos from East Timor
Above: Pick the bishop in the welcoming crowd at the Blessing of the renovated church at Railaco Criac
Remember the little boy aged 10 who died as a result of an truck accident & I shared his grave site with you? Well, now its finished – sure sign of family respect for him.
Traditional offerings carried into the church by elders & presented to the priest at the altar.
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Toast to Patrick Ambrose Treacy and The Irish Christian Brothers Who Migrated to Australia. Treacy Centre, Monday 19 November 2018 by John O’Halloran
“Enterprising Immigrant” is the sub-title of Br Regis Hickey’s 2012 Life of Br Patrick Ambrose Treacy. Few students of the Irish influence in the development of the Australian Nation since white settlement would disagree with that judgement. But the assessment could be applied equally to the many Irish immigrants to Australia. The Irish were the largest immigrant group, after the English, from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century. Even today Irish born people are numerous in this land. The 2011 Census indicated that in Victoria alone, 14,000 citizens were Irish born. And just over 10% of the Australian population are of Irish heritage.
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7th Dec edition includes articles on:
- Br Edmund Garvey at Parade College, Bundoora
Ritual at parade college, new outdoor sculpture – “the winds of providence” and a look at the gift and challenge of being Christian Brother today.
- Br Ambrose Treacy 150th Anniversary Celebration in Sydney
A toast by michael walsh to the pioneering men of bl. Edmund rice in australasia
- Camp Executive Officers & Program Officers 3 Day Gathering at Mulgoa
The 3-day gathering of these wonderful camp workers was filled with extraordinary ideas, support and
outcomes. EOs and POs came to Mulgoa from all over Oceania to collectively share their wisdom and their
dreams for the future of the Camps.
- This is big. But we need your help.
We’ve been in Canberra all this week, along with other human rights organisations, in what has been a whirlwind of events. We went to get Kids Off Nauru, we are leaving with the hope that we might see legislation pass Parliament next week that would see a drastically improved process for medical transfers from Nauru and Manus Island that would stop any further loss of life.
14th Dec edition includes articles on:
- Make West Papua Safe
In the evening of December 7th 2014, a group of young people gathered at a small roadside chapel in Enarotali’s Ipakiye neighbourhood. Building and maintaining these chapels during Advent is a popular tradition in Paniai. Sometime after sunset a military vehicle operated by Special Team 753 drove passed the group without its headlights on. The children yelled at the driver of vehicle, telling him to turn his lights on. Moments later the occupants of the car returned, accompanied by a truck full of soldiers. The soldiers got out of the truck and chased the group, catching and beating 11 of them. One of the children, Yulianus Yeimo, sustained serious injuries after the soldiers attacked him rifle butts and bayonets.
- Annual Report heralds imminent release of National Catholic Safeguarding Standards
In a year characterised by rapid development, robust engagement and shared expertise, Catholic Professional Standards Ltd is poised to publish the first edition of the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards by the end of the year. The release today of CPSL’s 2017-18 Annual Report marks the first full year of operation of the company since the appointment of inaugural CEO, Sheree Limbrick in July 2017..
- Bishops welcome release of Religious Freedom Review
Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli has welcomed the Morrison Government’s release of the Religious Freedom Review and its response, which he says will be a focal point for the ongoing debate about religious liberty in Australia. Archbishop Comensoli, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference spokesman on religious freedom, was commenting on the long-awaited report of an expert panel chaired by Philip Ruddock.
- Book Review: WE WANT TO SEE JESUS: DISCIPLESHIP AS A JOURNEY OF SEARCH & COMMITMENT
Father Peter Varengo is a Salesian priest whose expertise in adult faith education and retreat ministry has been exercised for forty years in Australia, the Pacific region and Southeast Asia. The slim under review, which has grown out of that experience, also reflects his lengthy involvement in parish ministry.
- A Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace – the ethical imperative of our time
A conference on a just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace "EARTH @ PEACE
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by the Prime Minister of Australia
to the Survivors of Institutional Sexual Abuse
22nd October 2018
The Christian Brothers Oceania Province stands with other institutions in fully endorsing the National Apology to the Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse.
The National Apology, to be delivered by the Prime Minister, will be conducted in the Federal Parliament in Canberra on Monday 22nd October 2018.
This is an opportunity for us all to recognise the terrible impact of abuse committed on children in institutions – both government and non-government – and to acknowledge the hurt and pain caused to so many.
The Christian Brothers have openly acknowledged that some of our own Brothers as well as lay people employed in our institutions have committed abuse against children in our care.
That such things ever occurred is a matter of enormous regret and deep sorrow.
On behalf of all Christian Brothers and all in our Edmund Rice Community I reiterate to any person who suffered abuse whilst in our care our unreserved apology profound regret.
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Catholic Religious Australia Website
We are delighted to announce that the new CRA website is now live.
Anne commenced the task of creating a new website in April 2018 and considered ways forward to reflect the new CRA as energetic, strong and hopeful. After creating the framework, look and feel of the website, Anne gave the project to me to bring to life and complete.
Supporting the ministry of leadership is at the heart of everything we do at CRA and so this website contains news, events and resources to assist you, such as media releases, justice news and template letters, general safeguarding information, gospel reflections and retreat centres. This launch is just the start. Keeping the website relevant and current will be part of my role.
We invite you to visit: www.catholicreligious.org.au
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