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Get creative as Australian Catholic Youth Festival approaches!

June 07, 2017 Comments Brooke Robinson

For thousands of years, faith has been expressed in myriad ways, including through various forms of art. Art allows faith to be expressed uniquely in ways that words may not be able to achieve.

If you are a young person between Year 9 and age 30, there is an opportunity to create an artwork or short film to be shown at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney in December.

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Local community responds generously to Project Compassion 2017

June 07, 2017 Comments Daniel Nour

Caritas Australia, the international aid and development organisation of the Catholic Church in Australia, has just run its annual fundraising appeal, Project Compassion, in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

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To address bullying, everyone has to be involved

June 07, 2017 Comments Donna Cross

An academic well versed in the area of bullying offers some practical advice.

Child labour and slavery – it’s real and it’s big IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Child labour and slavery – it’s real and it’s big

June 07, 2017 Comments Laura Poppleton

World Day Against Child Labour is observed on 12 June. Child labour is often defined as work that denies children their childhood, their dignity and their potential, and that is damaging to mental and physical development. Child labour comes in many forms and includes work that is physically, mentally, socially or morally dangerous and/or harmful to children.

The Uniting Church – an ongoing experiment! IMAGE Aurora Magazine

The Uniting Church – an ongoing experiment!

June 07, 2017 Comments Rod Pattenden

From the outside, the Uniting Church in Australia must look like a confusion! No bishops, no cathedrals, sometimes no agreements and an endless supply of committees, conversations and diverse opinions to pepper the journey.

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Enjoy the joy of play

June 07, 2017 Comments Suzanne Romani

Was there a time recently when you stopped to watch a group of children at play, heard their laughter and shouts of sheer joy as they ran around a park or playground, then giggling, grouping in twos and threes, began to tell one another pretend stories, untrue tales of grand adventures they’d imagined?

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Telling the stories of sacred spaces

June 07, 2017 Comments Jane Dunn

As I walk through the grounds of the Convent of Mercy, Singleton, I am struck once again by the gracious and elegant lines of this very beautiful building. In the half light of evening we crunch our way across the gravel paths to the welcoming light of the front door.

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What’s so special about Special Religious Education?

June 07, 2017 Comments John Donnelly

The children file into the room under the guidance of their watchful teacher.   They settle on the carpet and greet the visitor who stands before them. The class comprises some 20 Kinder and Year 1 students and they come together every week at this time.  The visitor is a regular weekly guest who is becoming familiar to the group.

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