Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas 2017

May the ancient story of a child born in occupied territory open our hearts to the work of defending human rights.

May the birth of every child call us to our communal responsibility to protect children, to take them on wild adventures and to let them grow into the unique person they are called to be.

May the image of a family forced to seek refuge and asylum far from their home inform our political choices as citizens of a global village.

May our messages of good wishes and happy holidays not blind us to the work of justice making and non-violence.

May the lights and decorations of the season remind us of our mission to bring light to the darkness and celebration to life.

May our gifting be generous as we remember those who live in situations of poverty and exploitation.

May we hear angelic voices singing our dream of peace on earth

Image is the work of Mark Knight cartoonist at The Herald Sun in Melbourne

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Cultural Diversity Calendar 2018

The Pope and Rohingya

We need to understand the art of politics, the skill of diplomacy and the urgency of activism when working for social change. 

This interview should be read by everyone who works for justice and equity. The last sentence spoken by the Pope should be printed and framed for every Australian politician.

Images: Pope in Myanmar Pope in Bangladesh

Pope Francis explains why he did not use the word ‘Rohingya’ in Myanmar