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  The Sound of Music

Jun 04, 2020
How a remarkable young Columban is using music to engage with residents of a poor Lima neighbourhood.
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  Threads Of Hope - Remembering the workers of Rana Plaza

Apr 24, 2020
On 24 April 2013, an eight-story commercial building called Rana Plaza collapsed near the capital, Dhaka in Bangladesh, killing 1,134 people and injuring approximately 2500. The victims were all mainly garment workers.
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  An alternative vision for social structure post COVID-19

Apr 20, 2020
COVID-19 has exposed structural social and economic weakness. A common good framework would have rejected policies fostering job insecurity in the ‘gig economy’ as a modern form of slavery
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  Slavery-Free Easter

Apr 12, 2020
Almost half of all 152 million children victims of child labour are aged 5-11 years, according to a 2017 report by the International Labour Organisation. And a great many of these children are in the cocoa industry, picking the cocoa beans used to produce chocolate.
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  Generosity of Columban benefactors is having an impact on the lives of the disabled in Peru

Jan 17, 2020
Columban missionary Fr John Boles SSC draws on the Gospel account of a miracle in Luke 5.23 to show how the generosity of Columban benefactors is having an impact on the lives of the disabled in Peru.
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  Columbans call for change in Coles supply chain

Nov 14, 2019
St Columban’s Mission Society co-filed shareholder resolutions proposed by the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility calling for change in the Coles supply chain to protect the rights of workers in the horticulture sector.
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  Basic Minimum Wage should be a Living Wage

May 01, 2019
In their Pastoral Letter for the Feast of St Joseph the Worker on 1 May, the Australian Bishops continue their long-term argument that it is only fair for anyone working full time to receive a wage that is at least sufficient to support their family.
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