Tag: JEDO in The Record

Peace Conference 2018 promotes matters critical to teachings of Christ (The RECORD)

The RECORD_2018 Peace Conference Perth Peace Conference Statement 2018-Peace Conference Brochure Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton with Sr Margaret Scharf (left) and JEDO Director Carol Mitchell (right). Photo: Desire Mallet.   By Theresia Titus The 2018 Peace Conference was held on the weekend of 10 and 11 November at St George’s Anglican Cathedral to acknowledge the… Continue Reading Peace Conference 2018 promotes matters critical to teachings of Christ (The RECORD)

Social Justice Statement 2018-2019 Perth launch: Putting others’ needs above our own

By Theresia Titus Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton launched the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ACBC) Social Justice Statement 2018-2019 on 20 September at the Newman Siena Centre. The event was opened by Justice, Ecology and Development Office (JEDO) Director Carol Mitchell with a Welcome to Country by Aunty Marie Taylor. Beginning his speech, Bishop Sproxton drew… Continue Reading Social Justice Statement 2018-2019 Perth launch: Putting others’ needs above our own

Columban Priest Highlights Hopes of Combatting Human Trafficking in Asia / The Record

By Amanda Murthy “We the Church have to show the love of Christ towards migrants, and defend those who are victims of human trafficking. We have to be the voice of the voiceless.” These sentiments were delivered by Melbourne-born Columban Missionary Priest Father Peter O’Neill SSC, who was in Western Australia on Thursday 5 April… Continue Reading Columban Priest Highlights Hopes of Combatting Human Trafficking in Asia / The Record

Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees / The Record

By Matthew Lau More than 1500 people gathered in the centre of Perth to demonstrate a broad and united movement of people and organisations who call for justice and dignity for refugees and for people seeking asylum. The march began at 1pm on Palm Sunday, 25 March at St George’s Cathedral, mirroring similar events in… Continue Reading Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees / The Record

Interagency Collaboration Identified as Key for Future at Inaugural Networking Event / The Record

By Daniel Lynch and Jamie O’Brien A growing desire for developing collaboration opportunities between those animating mission and Catholic identity-related areas has last month culminated in a Networking Seminar. The inaugural Networking event was held on Tuesday 6 February at the University of Notre Dame Fremantle campus, and attended by more than 60 representatives from… Continue Reading Interagency Collaboration Identified as Key for Future at Inaugural Networking Event / The Record

Perth Launch of the Social Justice Statement / The Record

By Natashya Fernandez   The Gospel of Matthew 20, verses 1-16 is one that highlights the importance of work, and describes an optimal environment where people can make a living and be respected for their efforts, said Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton, speaking on the occasion of the Perth launch of the 2017-2018 Social Justice… Continue Reading Perth Launch of the Social Justice Statement / The Record

Integral Ecology Seminar / The Record

By Caroline Smith Visiting theologian Professor Anthony Kelly brought new perspective to Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, at a seminar earlier this week. The event – which was held at the Redemptorist Monastery in North Perth on Tuesday 18 July – was hosted by the Centre for Faith Enrichment (CFE) and the… Continue Reading Integral Ecology Seminar / The Record

Bishops say a Sustainable Growth is Everyone’s Business / The Record

By Natashya Fernandez Australians are called to work for an economy that is based on principles of justice and equity – one that is at the service of all, particularly the most vulnerable and marginalised. The 2017-2018 Australian Catholic Bishops Social Justice Statement, entitled Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy was launched last week on… Continue Reading Bishops say a Sustainable Growth is Everyone’s Business / The Record

Palm Sunday Walk encourages compassion for refugees | The Record

  By Caroline Smith  Jesus’ message of compassion and welcoming was brought to the forefront at the recent Palm Sunday Walk for Refugees, where nearly 1000 people came out to support people seeking asylum in Australia and around the world. The annual event was held at St George’s Cathedral on Sunday 9 April and was… Continue Reading Palm Sunday Walk encourages compassion for refugees | The Record

The Record » 2016-17 SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT: ‘We who are growing old’ is all of us, says JEDO Director

  By Rachel Curry Despite focusing on the opportunities and challenges posed by our ageing population, the message of the 2016-17 Social Justice Statement is just as relevant for young people as it is for the elderly, according to the Director of the Archdiocese of Perth’s Justice, Ecology and Development Office (JEDO), Carol Mitchell. The… Continue Reading The Record » 2016-17 SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT: ‘We who are growing old’ is all of us, says JEDO Director

The Record | Laudato Si offers unique insight into our responsibility towards creation, says eco-theologian

  By Caroline Smith Attendees at a recent talk by Irish eco-theologian Father Sean McDonagh were told that Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical Laudato Si marked a significant shift in Catholic social teaching, and offered a new vision of interaction between human beings and the rest of creation. Approximately 100 people attended the lecture at the… Continue Reading The Record | Laudato Si offers unique insight into our responsibility towards creation, says eco-theologian

The Record | Be the face of the Father’s mercy – Archbishop Costelloe tells agency staff

  By Rachel Curry Archbishop Timothy Costelloe has last week challenged Archdiocese of Perth agency staff to make sure every encounter people have with their agencies is “an encounter with the mercy of Jesus”. The Archbishop delivered the inspiring message during the annual Eucharistic Celebration for Church Agency Personnel at St Mary’s Cathedral on Thursday,… Continue Reading The Record | Be the face of the Father’s mercy – Archbishop Costelloe tells agency staff

The Record | 2016 SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT: Perth launch heralds personal story

  By Rachel Curry Described as a text that will touch the heart of every person in our society, the Australian Catholic Bishops’ 2016-2017 Social Justice Statement has been launched locally in Perth by Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton. A Place at the Table: Social Justice in an Ageing Society was launched on Tuesday, 20 September… Continue Reading The Record | 2016 SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT: Perth launch heralds personal story

The Record » Compassion for refugees reflected in annual Palm Sunday march

Around 1,000 people from varied faith and social justice backgrounds gathered for the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees on 20 March, with a strong Catholic contingent reflecting on the need to show compassion to people seeking asylum. The event began at  St George’s Cathedral in central Perth, where attendees listened to a number… Continue Reading The Record » Compassion for refugees reflected in annual Palm Sunday march

The Record: Seminar encourages mercy and understanding on asylum seekers

  The Archdiocese of Perth has this month held a seminar with the aim of engaging parishes and other Catholics in the debate about asylum seekers and refugees. The event was held with the particular objective of creating an alternative message to what is often presented by mainstream society and in the media. Co-ordinated by… Continue Reading The Record: Seminar encourages mercy and understanding on asylum seekers

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