4 – 6 pm 25 July at Villa Nova College, Brisbane. It was an honor to be invited by friends in the Augustinian family to deliver this lecture. Here is the presentation that I spoke to. Maybe it is a bit cryptic on its own – I wasn’t organised enough to make an audio recording.
asylum seekers & refugees
I was happy to be invited by the Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office to contribute a reflection to the Migrant & Refugee Sunday kit for 2014. It contains lots of other great resources that you can use personally or in a group. Did you know that the Catholic Church has been observing the World Day of Migrant and Refugees for 100 years? Find out more here.
I feel very honoured to have been invited to chair the 3rd annual Joe Grech Memorial Colloquium on Ethics & Migration in Melbourne on 22 August. Bishop Joe was a great friend of people on the move, especially those who are forcibly displaced. Details are available from the Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office.
Join me at the Catholic Institute of Sydney for a course on the morality of migration. We will use Catholic Social Teaching as a framework for response. The course will be offered in intensive mode over three weekends. MS594IssuesinMissiology
Each day my commute begins with a trip on the Manly ferry. It’s a great way to start the day – coffee, reflection, and a chance to contemplate one of the world’s great harbours. Tourists who travel for pleasure love only the blue sky, sunny, calm water days, but seasoned ferry commuters learn to love the more subtlle, less flashy moods of the harbor. The Emerald City can be wearer-of-the-black serious. The quiet introspection of drizzly grey days on the harbor have their place in the ryhthmn of our lives. So too the wild days and slightly perverse delight in picking… Read More »Christmas Island & Advent
Refugee Week kicked off yesterday. For information and local activities, visit the Refugee Council of Australia or the Jesuit Refugee Service. Check out Pope Benedict’s Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees which focuses on minors and my paper People On the Move & CST.