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Uniting in stewardship – taking care of our common home with the wisdom of religion and tradition

IT’S been proposed that turning to religious and traditional wisdom could help protect planet Earth, after environmental scientists delivered a “dire” report card on the health of the environment. “The science is clear,” UN Environment acting executive director Joyce Msuya said at the fourth United Nations environmental assembly in Nairobi this month. “The health and prosperity of humanity is directly ... Read More »

Full of hope, QATSIF scholarship recipients celebrate a ‘better and better’ future

THE latest Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation scholarship recipients represent a generation of hope, being the largest Year 11 cohort – 1416 students – to go through the foundation. More than 250 students, parents, staff and community members, from 30 schools across the state, gathered at Australian Catholic University McAuley Campus, Banyo for the first of two QATSIF ... Read More »

Nudgee students shave the day, raising money to stop cancer and increase awareness

ST Joseph’s, Nudgee College students have shaved their locks and raised more than $10,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.  The students promoted their efforts to family and friends via social media and word of mouth, as well as promoting it around the college in daily notices, via bill boarded posters and presented to the community on full school ... Read More »

Shaken but not broken – New Zealand unites in prayer and love after Christchurch tragedy

IN the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks, New Zealand’s Cardinal John Dew joined thousands of Christians attending prayers in mosques and churches of different denominations – a quiet act of solidarity for inter-religious relations and ecumenism in the face of terror.  “Deep gratitude to the thousands of people who surrounded mosques all over the country and who stopped whatever ... Read More »

Christchurch attack highlights the first religious freedom – the freedom to worship safely

IN the wake of the Christchurch mosque attack, Australia’s religious schools, mosques, churches and synagogues are being offered $55 million in extra community grants to boost security. Announcing the grants, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said religious freedom started with the right to worship and meet in safety. “This must be the first freedom we secure, to practise their faith in ... Read More »

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