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Online exclusive: I am African and I am Australian

26 May 2015 | Anei Thou

Anei Thou, a refugee from Sudan, reflects on his family's refugee story and his hope for their future.


Holy Orders: Falling for the priesthood

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22 Mar 2015 | Fr Richard Leonard SJ

A Jesuit priest once asked an ordination class not if they were strong enough to be ordained, but if they were weak enough? At his own ordination, Fr Richard Leonard came to understand what this meant. 


All quiet on the classroom front

22 Mar 2015 | Clare Deignan

The students at Stella Maris Primary School in Beaumaris, Victoria are silent – at least for the first five minutes of the day. Legs crossed, eyes closed, lights dimmed, soft music playing, you might ask, ‘Is this a classroom?’ Yes, and shhh...they’re meditating.


What is war good for?

29 Jan 2015 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Once people saw war as simply a fact of life, like hurricanes and earthquakes. They feared it and prayed to be delivered from it, but did not stop to think whether it was right and wrong. It was as natural for human beings to go to war as it was for lions to kill deer that crossed their path.


The human face of war

29 Jan 2015 | Michelle Gierck

News reports of war – offering a daily count of how many bombs are dropped, targets hit, military personnel deployed, and new acts of violence – are relentless. However, there are some aspects of war that are not so easy to tally.


Online exclusive: The experiences of young Muslims

29 Jan 2015 | Meaghan O’Connor

A Catholic school student interviews two Muslim friends about violence and conflict committed in the name of their religion, and the impact that it has on their lives here in Australia.


The cost of saying nothing

26 Oct 2014 | Michael McVeigh

Silence has been one of he main causes of the abuse crisis, says Patricia Feenan. Just reaching out and speaking to survivors and their families can make a world of difference.


A new dawn in Dili

26 Oct 2014 | Paul Stewart

Nearly 15 years after East Timor achieved its independence, the hope that drove its people throughout the Indonesian occupation continues to drive them in building for the future.


Living in hope

26 Oct 2014 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

There are few aspects of the human condition as beautiful, and as fragile, as hope. But is it something that we can learn to live more deeply?


The twelve days of Christmas hope challenge

26 Oct 2014 | Clare Deignan

As Christians, hopefulness is not about walking through the world with rose coloured glasses, but believing that God will be with us no matter what trials we face. However, being a hopeful person is a bit of a workout. Here are 12 exercises that you can practice over 12 days this Christmas season, to keep your hope ‘muscles’ strong.


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