Peace, Ecology & Justice
- Awareness in the Church and society of the connections between peace, ecology and justice.
- A Culture of Peace as a framework for these connections.
- Action on issues.
“God’s creation is one and it is good. The concerns for non-violence, sustainable development, justice and peace, and care for the environment are of vital importance for humanity.” Pope Benedict XVII World Youth Day Address, Barangaroo, Sydney 2008
The PEJ Centre works in partnership with other agencies, cultures and faith groups, offering inservice, forums and workshops.
We run short programs
- 'Culture of Peace' Formation Program for Educators - 'Bringing Laudato Si' to Life'
- Chocolate, Slavery and Debt
- Eucharist, Justice and Peace
- Ecological Conversion
Monthly Bulletin: Growing a Culture of Peace
(For parishes and schools)
Latest Edition - August 2016
Newsletter: Columban eConnections
|This Month - August 2016
Though we are just beginning August, we want to focus this month on something in preparation for September: the integrity of creation and biodiversity. Biodiversity is a gift of evolution. God’s creation, human and non-human, has and continues to evolve in a myriad of ways that interact in the miraculous complexity of the web of life. However, according to Columban Fr Sean McDonagh, biodiversity is threatened by human behaviour. (read more)
We provide resources
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Voting for our Values - A Fair Deal for All
As we prepare for the Federal Election we call to mind the values, which we hope will guide us at this time – human dignity, human rights, the common good, ecological responsibility, a fair deal for all, and preference for those ‘made’ poor. We know that global warming, the unprecedented number of people seeking asylum around the world, inequality, and economic injustices are clear challenges of our time. In the Christian gospel, Jesus calls us to engage the society in which we live and to do what we can to transform it.
Read more - Download the 2016 Net Act Election Kit
Reflection Resource - Stations of the Forests
Explore the Columban Stations of the Forests DVD and Resource Booklet (PDF) which uses the popular “stations” format to lament the stages in the death of a part of God’s Creation, the rainforests. It invites you to reflect on our place in the Australian landscape in a similar manner and take hope-filled action. This resource is suitable for adult groups both Catholic and ecumenical; peace, ecology and justice school groups, development agency networks; religious
congregations; educators and teachers; senior students in schools; for staff days and curriculum school subjects in Religious Education and Geography.
Don't miss the new documentary, CHASING ASYLUM, from Oscar winning filmmaker Eva Orner. CHASING ASYLUM exposes the real impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies and explores how 'The Lucky Country' became a country where leaders choose detention over compassion and governments deprive the desperate of their basic human rights. CHASING ASYLUM is screening in cinemas across Australia now - See sessions times. You can also Take Action by Hosting a Screening in your community group or SIGN A PETITION TO #BRINGTHEMHERE. For more information on how you can Take Action today visit: www.chasingasylum.com.au or watch the Film Trailer.
Support the protection of Marine Sanctuaries
For our Oceans, each individual, family and community group can take action to make a difference. Don’t let balloons go! Clean up water ways when you visit them. Refuse products containing micro plastics, such as shower gels.
- The Faith Ecology Network (FEN).
We advocate on issues dealing with the debt campaign change to economic justice; GM food; climate change; change to ecological conversion and action; and globalisation.
We welcome interns and volunteers.
Anne Lanyon (Co-ordinator)
Fr Charles Rue
Fr Jack Evans
Columban Mission Institute (CMI)
Level 8, 23 Berry Street
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059
PO Box 968
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059
Phone: (02) 9352 8000
Fax: (02) 9746 8033
Faith Ecology Network: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download Columban Mission Institute (CMI) Brochure: Brochure (PDF)