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Law and social change

September 06, 2017 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

If you’re excited by legal changes that have social and moral significance, these are exciting times. There has not been so much on the political agenda, I’d say, since the ‘seventies. Then, having got past the Vietnam War, we seemed quite suddenly to have a raft of social change legislation.

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Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy

September 06, 2017 Comments Bishop Vincent Long OFMConv

The Australian Catholic Church celebrates Social Justice Sunday on 24 September. This year’s Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled “Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy”.

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St Joseph’s students have bags of attitude!

September 06, 2017 Comments Monica Scanlon

Teacher Jo Williams felt strongly that she could give children a variety of practical tools to empower them to self-regulate and understand their feelings when they were experiencing anxiety or anger − so she wrote a Well Being Program.

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What is The Atonement: Lina’s Project and why should you be there?

September 06, 2017 Comments Joanne Isaac

You often find, as a resident of the Newcastle, Hunter and Manning regions, that when you meet somebody new, you have someone in common. Their best friend used to date your friend’s brother or their aunty is related to your second cousin. If it’s six degrees of separation in big cities then it’s more like two degrees of separation for us. Our community is connected. We know each other.

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Stay awake to hear the voices of those who need you

September 06, 2017 Comments Dr Michael Slattery

During the recent school holidays, my wife, Alison, and I led an immersion to Kesheni which was facilitated by local Edmund Rice Education Beyond Borders members in Kenya. Appropriately, Kesheni means ‘stay awake’ in Swahili.

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Awkward conversations

September 06, 2017 Comments Tanya Russell

Q Last month you gave advice on how to begin an awkward conversation with a colleague. I would like advice on how to be on the receiving end of those awkward conversations. I hate conflict and am worried that I might let my emotions get in the way of resolving an issue a colleague has raised with me. What should I keep in mind to help me accept potentially awkward feedback in a respectful way?

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The sky is orange for friends on the street

September 06, 2017 Comments Monica Scanlon

Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett (2016 Young Australians of the Year) set out to improve hygiene standards for homeless people and stumbled on the “power of conversation”. 

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Are you ready for a spa day for the mind?

September 06, 2017 Comments Bronwyn Melville

Aurora invited Bronwyn Melville, Pastoral Care Worker at St Pius X High School and Chair of the Parent Education Working Party of the Federation of Parents and Friends, to share a new initiative of the Federation.

 

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