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?Read more
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.
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.Read more