National Child Protection Week is a campaign held annually across Australia to raise awareness of child abuse prevention. This year’s campaign will be held between 5 – 11 September.
For many of us fortunate enough to live in the Hunter, it's hard to fully fathom the sight of people desperately clinging to aircraft as the pilots inside prepare for takeoff. Yet, in recent days disturbing images like these, beamed from Afghanistan, have caused distress, confusion, and a general sense of uneasiness in the local community.
On Saturday, 31st July, the Australian Catholic Men’s Gathering was launched online. Hundreds of men and men’s groups have already signed up to be a part this inspirational event. The gathering aims to encourage all men with a vision for personal discipleship, service and mission in the family, church and the world.
Right now, the Earth and the poor are calling out for help, and we cannot ignore this call. Whether it be bushfires across our country, flooding rains flowing into our towns and cities, rising sea levels pushing our neighbours from their lands, prolonged and extreme droughts destroying crops, stock and livelihoods, or the extinction of thousands of native animals, the call to listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor has never been louder.
At CatholicCare’s Refugee Hub, we support people from refugee, asylum-seeker, and vulnerable migrant backgrounds to settle into life in Australia.