The sustainable hour

Thanks to The Sustainable Hour podcast for having us on the show and making the time & space to talk about our Pacific climate advocacy work and all things pertaining to climate justice.

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Reflections from Fr Claude

Third Sunday of Lent

In John’s gospel the cleansing of the temple occurs at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. The Temple was central to Judaism. It was the focal point of the nation and its way of life – its worship and music, its politics and society, its national celebration and mourning. This was the place God had promised to live amongst the people.

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NO to Indefinite Offshore Detention

Australia's inhumane detention centre on Nauru was emptied in July 2023. However, there are distressing reports indicating the government plans to refill it. On February 16, 2024, a group of people seeking safety arrived near the former West Australian church mission of Beagle Bay, sparking a significant response from Australian media and politicians over the weekend.

Once again, refugees and asylum seekers have become politicised and are being used as pawns in a political game. Offshore detention is one of Australia’s most enduring and brutal policies, involving the detention of people in the Pacific while they await resettlement in a third country. This policy has caused immense suffering to individuals and families, while also placing significant pressure on the Australian economy and taxpayers. Furthermore, it has proven to be ineffective.

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