Asia Bibi Day of Prayer

The Catholic Archdiocese of Lahore in Pakistan has designated 19 October as a day of prayer for Asia Bibi. Asia Bibi loses Appeal Asia Bibi was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 and sentenced to death. In a decision described by Bishop Ruffin Anthony of Islamabad / Rawalpindi as ‘heartbreaking’, the mother of five lost...

Lifting up Our Voices to Eliminate Poverty

It’s Anti Poverty Week so I’ve been thinking about how we can take action. This is my reflection for Restless Press. It expands on the following article that I wrote for CatholicCare Sydney. Lifting up our Voices for the Elimination of Poverty Some of Millennium Development Goals, which aim at halving extreme poverty by...

Short Course on Sustainable Development

Concern for the integrity of creation is leading many people of faith to think more deeply about sustainable development. In this short course Pedro Walpole SJ explores some basic concepts, provides stimulus material for reflection and pointers for further reading. Download the resources here.

Rise Above Slavery this Easter

Looking for ethically and sustainably produced Easter eggs or chocolate bilbys (a bilby is a native Australian creature)? Haigh have just achieved UTZ certification making their Easter range slavery free. A list of other slavery free Easter products available in Australia is here. Find out more from ACRATH.

Action Against Trafficking in Persons

Trafficking in persons is an affront to the dignity of all people. Here are some simple things that we can do about it: – buy fair trade products. Organisations like Fair Trade Australia New Zealand can help you locate sellers of fair trade products near you. – support action against trafficking taken by religious...

Religious lead National Lament – Australia

Catholic Religious Australia say: “Many people throughout Australia are disturbed by the punitive and harsh policies and conditions to which people seeking asylum in Australia are being subjected. The recent incident on Manus Island and the death of one person and the injury of many highlights the lack of care and dignity in the...