Legal empowerment course in Victoria in collaboration with DLA Piper and City of Melton

We are happy to inform our supporters that we have expanded our Legal Empowerment Course - Know Your Rights to Victoria.
On Monday 21 August 2023 we commenced the first session in Melton, Victoria. The course will last for 3 weeks. In this session we discussed about the Australian Legal and Political System. 14 people from refugee and multicultural communities benefited from the session.
This course is being delivered in collaboration with DLA Piper and City of Melton Council.
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Justice Reflections From Fr. Claude

Twenty-first Sunday of the Year

One of the most important questions to us “Who do you say that I am?” The disciples tell Jesus what everyone else says. He was asking what they think. He also asks what we think. This is central for anyone who follows Jesus. The answer makes all the difference. We should note where Jesus asked this question. Caesarea Philippi, founded on a massive wall of rock, had a marble temple built in honour Caesar. Caesarea Philippi was a place of imperial power and authority and Jesus’ takes on a political nature. It flows an earlier political question: ‘Who do people say that I am?’ It comes down to asking who has taken the strongest stand against Israel’s oppressors. They mention Elijah, Jeremiah and John the Baptist. Then Jesus’ question takes on an anti-imperial tone, ‘What about me? Who do you say that I am?’

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Pacific Calling Partnership 2022 Snapshot

The Pacific Calling Partnership, an initiative of the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education, has just released our 2022 Snapshot of Activities.  It can be accessed here and could be useful to anyone wanting to have a sense of what we do. 

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