Building peace

My unexpected inner-healing journey- questions and activities

Rebecca Lerve 24 November 2021

Read My unexpected inner-healing journey (from the Summer 2021 edition of Australian Catholics) and take part in the following questions and activities. 

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Hope in community - questions and activities

Rebecca Lerve 1 September 2021

Read Hope in community in the Spring 2021 edition of Australian Catholics and take part in the following questions and activities.

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A celebration of culture - questions and activities

Rebecca Lerve 11 August 2021

Read A celebration of culture in the Spring 2021 edition of Australian Catholics and take part in the following questions and activities.

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AC+ resources on community life and faith

Rebecca Lerve 4 August 2021 EH

For our AC+ subscribers: Here are some resources that might be helpful in engaging students in reflection and conversation around community and faith life.    

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The work of peace

16 September 2020

The International Day of Peace on 21 September looks at the broadest worldwide canvas but if we want peace then we must begin with negotiation of differences through apologies and reconciliation in personal relationships.

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Parish Life blog: Remembrance days of light and dark

30 July 2020

Church feast days and two UN remembrance days in August are a contrast of light and dark.

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The challenge of cooperatives

28 June 2020

The International Day of Cooperatives is an annual celebration of the cooperative movement that takes place on the first Saturday of July since 1923. The event underscores the contributions of the cooperative movement to resolving the major problems addressed by the United Nations and to strengthening and extending the partnerships between the international cooperative movement and other actors.

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Parish Life blog: International Day for Tolerance

7 November 2019

The International Day for Tolerance will be celebrated on 16 November. Although tolerance may not be the highest of the virtues, it is the indispensable platform on which hospitality, love and generosity can be built.

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Ban the bomb peace symbol

A global peace movement

6 February 2018 EH

The International Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was the winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Many may not be aware that the campaign began in Australia. We talk to one of the founders, Tilman Ruff, about how the campaign was first launched. 

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Walking with God in nature

10 August 2017 EH

As Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote, ‘the world is charged with the grandeur of God’. But we sometimes need to get out of the city to really feel it.

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YJA 2017 Intermediate Section Winner: A light for a nation 

10 August 2017 EH

Picture this: Seeing a beautiful, bright, red-orange glow, only to find it disappear from your very eyes, leaving you in complete and utter darkness. Now, imagine every night of your life, with only a dim flicker of a dangerous kerosene lamp lighting your way. 

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Mother of the Disappeared

24 May 2017 EH

Devotion to Mary has been a source of debate in recent years as people lament that some Catholics have no devotion to the Mother of God at all, while others harbour concerns that some Mariology displaces Christ in whom redemption is claimed.  

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