12 December 2018
The Australian Jesuits


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Sept 2010 Edition

30 August 2010 | Madeleine Marson

Social Justice Sunday is celebrated by the Australian Church on 26th September. In this year’s Social Justice Sunday statement, Violence in Australia: A Message of Peace, the Bishops call us to remember the actions of peace and non-violence we are called to profess through our belief in Jesus Christ. The statement is most welcome at this time. In the decade to 2007, there was a 50% increase in the number of assaults. Our world is increasingly marked by violence, in the home and on the streets. As the Bishops said:

“We hear increasing reports of road rage, of bashings fuelled by drugs and alcohol, or armed robberies on trains or in shops, of professional sportsmen involved in violence in pubs and clubs, of players and umpires being assaulted even at junior events.”

Madeleine Marson
Acting Editor


July 2010 Edition

30 July 2010 | Madeleine Marson

The media have missed much as they focus on the forthcoming federal election. The elevation of Julia Gillard as Australia’s first female Prime Minister had left obscured other milestones for women’s equality in Australia.

Madeleine Marson
Acting Editor


Jun 2010 Edition

29 June 2010 | Madeleine Marson

Asylum Seekers are much in the news now. And later this month we celebrate World Refugee Day.

These events may seem distant from the Church’s liturgical year. We are returning to ordinary time, after a cycle of important feasts which call us to reflect on God’s abiding love for us.

Madeleine Marson
Acting Editor


Apr 2010 Edition

29 April 2010 | Sandie Cornish

It is not hard for social justice workers to see Jesus in the crucified ones of our world, but do we also perceive the resurrected Jesus in them too?

At this time of the liturgical year we reflect on the strange ‘in between time’ after the resurrection and before the assumption.

In these post resurrection days, let us be attentive to hope rising like Jesus in the lives of the people and communities around us.

Sandie Cornish
Editor


May 2010 Edition

29 April 2010 | Sandie Cornish

Did you know that the Faith Doing Justice project was conceived in Hong Kong? It took several years to find the technical and financial support needed to make it a reality. Along the way a range of people and organisations have become part of the story.

My final editorial seems an appropriate place to tell the story of how we have reached this point, and to reflect on challenges for the future of the project.

Sandie Cornish
Editor


Feb 2010

27 February 2010 | Sandie Cornish

My husband and I were looking for a new dining table. The one that he had built out of the timbers of an old bed had become rickety from many lively shared meals.

Table fellowship is such a strong metaphor that the search for a new table could only be a moral quest.

Could the World Day of Peace Message for 2010 help us?
Sandie Cornish
Editor


Mar 2010 Edition

27 February 2010 | Sandie Cornish

I don't get the idea of 'spokesmodels'. Why would I listen to someone because they make a living by being beautiful?

As we prepare to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, we mourn the loss of a great and good Australian Catholic woman, and celebrate the recognition of another female intellectual within the Church.

These women are real role models, not 'spokesmodels'.

Sandie Cornish
Editor


Dec 2009 Edition

30 December 2009 | Sandie Cornish

It is hard to believe that it is already Advent, and even harder to slow down and enter into this period of reflection and anticipation. The liturgical season seems somewhat at odds with the rhythm of Australian life.

How many Christmas Eve’s of our lives have we felt like we have fallen over the line like an exhausted athlete?

In contrast, the season of Advent invites us to stop. We wait on God. We prepare the way by doing the one thing necessary. We attend to the presence of God where God has come to meet us.

Sandie Cornish
Editor


Nov 2009 Edition

29 November 2009 | Sandie Cornish

On Facebook I was shocked at the number of anti asylum seeker, anti migration pages and groups. Meanwhile, at the Jesuit Refugee Service Melbourne Cup luncheon, the global financial crisis affected the hat action, but not the level of donations.

Rather than seeking a balance between two points of view in the community, asylum policy should focus on our ethical duties towards people in need.

Sandie Cornish
Editor


Oct 2009 Edition

30 October 2009 | Sandie Cornish

Catholic teaching has long been critical of asylum laws that leave many people in need without adequate protection.

Measures that complement the Refugee Convention, extending protection beyond those who meet its narrow definition of a refugee, are needed. The Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection) Bill 2009 is a step in the right direction.

Sandie Cornish
Editor


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