Although I’m a long-standing fan of the Papal World Day of Prayer for Peace Messages – and quite possibly the only person in Australia who reads them on New Year’s Day – I must admit that this year’s Message troubles me. It’s not what it says; it’s what it doesn’t say. The theme of this year’s Message is that religious freedom is the path to peace. I guess I would not say the path, but certainly I agree that it is an essential dimension of the path to peace. But that is not what troubles me. The Message asserts that… Read More »Religious Freedom & Benedict’s World Day of Peace Message
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.