The Motives For Meaningful Peace Work

By Fr. Paul Lansu Senior Policy Advisor, Pax Christi International Catholic social teaching provides a critical framework from where to search values and norms and to contribute to justice, peace and care for the creation. The social ideas of the Church,[1] which have developed over decades, offer an almost inexhaustible richness of points of reference for peace work. Especially concerning the…

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‘My body is here in Australia but my heart is still there in the Philippines.’ Sr Patricia Fox

Written by Fr Claude Mostowik msc On December 1, 2018, St Mary’s Catholic Parish, Erskineville, hosted a visit by a very unassuming Sr Patricia Fox and (Sister of Sion). This event was organised by Action for Peace and Development in the Philippines and Migrante NSW. More than 40 people attended made up of religious people, parishioners and people from the…

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Raising the West Papuan Flag

Last Friday, for the hopes of the Indigenous West Papuan people, its flag, with the Morning Star, was raised at Leichhardt Town Hall, and flew all the weekend. In West Papua this is a dangerous activity, unlike raising the Australian flag or even the Aboriginal one, here in Australia. More than 300 West Papuans were arrested and taken on their…

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