Justice Reflections From Fr. Claude

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year

In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus boldly faces the lawyers out to trip him up. He reduces all 613 commandments in Israelite law to one word: love. We know not what these interrogators hoped Jesus’ answer when asked about the most important law. Jesus responded by quoting the Shema, which Moses taught Israel to hold central, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind’ (Dt. 6:4-5). He said it is ‘the greatest and first commandment’ (Mt. 22:38). But what does this love of God look like? How do we know we are living it? 

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REGISTER NOW for the Legal Empowerment Course for Tamil Community

The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education and DLA Piper are organizing a Legal Empowerment Course for refugees, people seeking asylum and migrants. The purpose of the course is to empower multicultural communities in NSW by increasing their core legal knowledge and associated skills.

Learn about:
✅Australia's Legal and Government System🇦🇺
✅Employment and Your Rights
✅Police and Your Rights
✅Domestic Violence and AVO
Date: 31 Oct, 7, 14 and 21 Nov
Time: 6-8PM
Address: 3 Junia Ave, Toongabbie NSW 2146
👉🏻The sessions will be delivered in English with Tamil interpretation.
👉🏻Complete the course and get a certificate.
👉🏻Dinner will be served.


Dear Supporters of the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education

Considering recent events in Israel and Gaza, we express our deep solidarity and compassion for all victims of this conflict - both Israelis and Palestinians. We also call on an immediate stop to the siege on Gaza by the Israeli government to allow humanitarian aid to innocent Palestinian people, as well as the unconditional, immediate release of the hostages held by Hamas.

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