Domestic violence: Remember the frog in the pot IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Domestic violence: Remember the frog in the pot

November 02, 2016 Comments Stacey Northam

Domestic and family violence is one of the most significant and visible contributors to trauma-related mental illness within our community, and can single-handedly create significant behavioural, cognitive and developmental impairment in children.

The Year of Mercy ends but Mercy endures! IMAGE Aurora Magazine

The Year of Mercy ends but Mercy endures!

November 02, 2016 Comments Tracey Edstein

“It’s no use going back to yesterday,” wrote Lewis Carroll 150 years ago in Alice in Wonderland, “because I was a different person then.”

Taree Community Kitchen provides service with a smile IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Taree Community Kitchen provides service with a smile

November 02, 2016 Comments Lizzie Snedden

Volunteers, donors, staff, Members of Parliament and the wider community all watched with smiles on their face as Rev Brian Mascord VG blessed the Taree Community Kitchen. Their elation was fitting since serving wholesome meals to the public, with a smile, is what the kitchen is all about.

 

All Hallows E'en IMAGE Aurora Magazine

All Hallows E'en

November 02, 2016 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

Do you get involved in Halloween? If you have children, quite possibly you do. Quite possibly you kitted them out as ghosts or goblins and let them go 'trick-or-treating'. Perhaps other people's kids knocked on your door and perhaps you have learned to have 'candy' around the place, just in case.

Stopping the Boats Part II: A Threat to the Architecture of Protection IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Stopping the Boats Part II: A Threat to the Architecture of Protection

October 05, 2016 Comments Oliver White

The war in Syria continues with no end in sight. For six years, Syrians have lived under a black cloud of misery and death. The number of refugees produced by this conflict is staggering: over 4.8 million people have managed to escape the horror and violence of the civil war.

Mental Health Month: An opportunity to learn and grow IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Mental Health Month: An opportunity to learn and grow

October 05, 2016 Comments Tanya Russell

October is Mental Health Month, a time when we are encouraged to acknowledge and talk about mental health. Good mental health can be defined in the following way: “Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” (World Health Organisation).

 

What do we lose when we sacrifice science? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

What do we lose when we sacrifice science?

October 05, 2016 Comments Br Guy Consolmagno SJ

The Director of the Vatican Observatory visited Australia recently and kindly wrote this contribution for Aurora.

 

Educating for big dreams and the power of possibility IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Educating for big dreams and the power of possibility

October 05, 2016 Comments Monica Scanlon

Recently Monica Scanlon travelled with her family to Africa and had the privilege of meeting Gemma Sisia, founder of The School of St Jude’s in Tanzania. Monica shares her encounter.

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