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Discussion: Harmony Day

March 16, 2021 Lizzie Snedden

On the eve of Harmony Day, Aurora visited San Clemente High School in Mayfield. San Clemente is one of the most culturally diverse schools in the Hunter region and students there were keen to share their perspective on the day and reflections on cultural diversity.

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Ignite a conversation to connect

March 16, 2021 Craig Duncan

We all learnt a lot in 2020.

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Keeping the faiths

March 16, 2021 Darrell Croker

The strong spirit of interfaith support flows through Newcastle like the Hunter River itself. As a bustling international port, the city has a natural advantage. Multiculturalism developed without fuss and the religions of those many cultures flourish amid the dominant Catholic and Protestant strains.

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Mother-tongue Mass a multicultural marvel

March 16, 2021 Ashleigh Banks

A sea of dark hair and warm, youthful smiles greet everyone walking into Mass at the iconic Christ the King Church in Mayfield West. Words are projected on screens, ensuring parishioners enthusiastically engage with Fr Thoai Ngoc Nguyen, often referred to as Fr Peter.

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Soccer, the world game

March 10, 2021 Helene O'Neill

No matter where you are in the world, whether on a football field in Jesmond or rugby oval in Kenya, the sense of euphoria projected from a win is astonishingly similar.

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Fascinating, but scary

March 08, 2021 Bishop Bill Wright

Like so many others, I found the unravelling of the Trump presidency compelling viewing. From the craziness of the campaigning through the awfulness of the post-election events and on to the siege-like security of the inauguration, it had the fascination of some dystopian-future movie, with the marauding gangs of Mad Max, leaders manipulating the populace à la Hunger Games, and more than a few reminiscences of Orwell’s Ministry of Truth and community hate sessions. But this wasn’t fiction. It was all too real.

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Life’s lessons an inspiration

March 02, 2021 Darrell Croker

The congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph Lochinvar grew out of the sisterhood that had gathered around Reverend Julian Tenison Woods and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop at Penola in South Australia in 1866 and which spread to Perthville, near Bathurst, NSW, in 1872.

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Comes a time

February 12, 2021 Felicity Lee

The first book of the Hebrew scriptures and the last gospel of the Christian scriptures both open with the same phrase, "In the beginning". Both scriptures imply there was nothing before the “beginning” they go on to describe. For us, as humans, it is very difficult to conceive or imagine nothingness. We are made of flesh and we live in a world of matter.

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