Edition: Winter 2016 Mercy In Social Justice

Online exclusive: The iron nun

18 August 2016 TH

Sister Madonna Buder never runs a race alone. She has competed in more than 360 triathlons, 45 Ironman competitions and more marathons than she can remember. The sister from the USA says she just does her best and lets God carry her the rest of the way.

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Under an orange sky

1 June 2016 TH

The 2016 Young Australians of the Year – Nick Marchesi and Lucas Patchett – first became passionate about social justice when they were students at St Joseph’s College in Brisbane. With the Orange Sky Laundry, they have found a way to make a real difference in the lives of homeless Australians.

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Unguarded moments: Unfeasible love

1 June 2016 TH

Mercy isn’t about ticking boxes.

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Editorial: Mercy in social justice

1 June 2016 TH

In this, the third in our Year of Mercy editions for 2016, 
we look at mercy in social justice.

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Mercy notes: Mercy in social justice

1 June 2016 TH

Social justice is a globalised form of mercy.

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Mercy prayer: Group prayer for peace

1 June 2016 TH

This prayer is to be done in a group setting. The process is based on that used by the Christian Life Community, an Ignatian prayer movement. It has been adapted to focus on Pope John Paul II’s ‘Prayer for peace’.

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Can love make a way to justice?

1 June 2016 TH

The Love Makes A Way movement has seen Christians across the country take part in sit-in protests in the offices of politicians from both major political parties. Their objective is to bring to an end to the offshore detention of people who seek asylum in Australia. The protesters risk arrest and imprisonment to be heard. We asked Brigidine Sister Jane Keogh to share what it was like to be one of them.

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My first social justice experience

1 June 2016 TH

We asked members of our young writers’ community to share their first experiences of social justice.

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Explorations: Justice and compassion

1 June 2016 TH

Social justice is about more than offering charity. It’s asking questions about why people are in need in the first place.

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Home Truths: Mercy me

1 June 2016 TH

Sometimes I feel like I have to wait for my children to move out before I can become a holy person. Or a sane person.

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The Corporal Works of Mercy (in Steven Spielberg movies)

1 June 2016 TH

The Catholic Church has traditionally encouraged us to understand, meditate upon and follow the practice of merciful love by dividing works of mercy into two kinds: corporal (bodily) and spiritual. The corporal works of mercy are acts through which we help our neighbours with their material and physical needs.

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Finding a new path

1 June 2016 TH

A unique education course offered by Australian Catholic University is helping disadvantaged people from across the country reclaim their lives.

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