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Focus on women’s safety

18 Nov 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

The elimination of violence against women requires a broad consensus of community expectations, law and its enforcement, and also changes to the expectations of 'masculinity'.

Dance of inclusion and exclusion

11 Nov 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Social Inclusion Week is a good time to reflect on how and why we include and exclude others, and the lasting effects of exclusion and rejection.

In praise of tolerance

04 Nov 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

It may seem to be rather faint praise, but we should celebrate tolerance, be grateful for it as a gift, and pray for the even greater gift of friendship.

Protecting people and the environment

01 Nov 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

War and the environment are two different scourges to inequality but instrinsically linked.

Listening to Indigenous Voices

30 Sep 2020 | Canberra Wanggi Group

Over the period November 2019 to June 2020 an ecumenical faith group of Canberrans met together to listen to the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The blessing that is mental health

30 Sep 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

The Catholic Social Justice Statement To Live Life to the Full represents a Christian vision of life lived to the fill, and the network of respectful and compassionate relationships that it entails.

Love Madonna? – Share it with others

26 Sep 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

2020 has not been a kind year to magazines and Catholic print magazines have experienced the same pressures that have been experienced in the secular media.

A day dedicated to non-violence

26 Sep 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

A day of non-violence seems a very small thing. Might we not hope for a week, a month, even a lifetime free from violence. But we know that this is not the way the world is

Book review: Dear Movies

21 Sep 2020 | Richard Leonard SJ

Dear Movies by Peter Malone is a love-letter to the cinema as a window on the world.

Patient care a community concern

09 Sep 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

The cause that International World Patient Safety Day commends is the business of all of us.











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