This article draws on the recently released Australian Catholic Social Justice Council Occasional Paper on “The Human Face of Homelessness”.
A full copy of the paper can be purchased from the ACSJC http://www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au/
Mim Buchhorn, an experienced environmental engineer, worked on water management projects in the Newcastle and Hunter regions before embarking on her volunteering journey with Palms Australia in Hatubuilico, Timor Leste (2011-2013). She took the view that “There is nothing quite like sending a person rather than a whole pile of chairs or computers….”
Communities across Australia and as far away as Peru, Mexico and Japan have engaged in an interactive discussion about the unique leadership style of Pope Francis at the 13th National eConference on 10 August organised by BBI-The Australian Institute of Theological Education.
Each August, the NALAG Centre for Loss & Grief encourages communities/organisations to come together to remember loved ones and other losses that we, as a community or individually, have faced, recently or in the past. This year’s theme is “Grief Anniversaries and Memories - acknowledging grief, promoting resilience”.