Grail Australia News

Lent 2019 ~ Time for Some Reflection

This year's Lenten program will be exploring the theme - Is Christianity Wild? - exploring the relationship of Christianity to the natural world. Our program will offer participants both spiritual refreshment and inspiration to action. To guide us on this journey, we will have five compelling presenters. Tuesday 12 March ~ Lisa Buxton is a Bundjalung-Yugambeh woman…
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A Laywoman’s Perspective on the Plenary Council So Far

Where are we at now with the Plenary Council 2020 process, set in motion last Pentecost The Listening and Dialogue phase is due to come to an end on Ash Wednesday, 6 March 2019? What can we say about what has happened so far? From my admittedly limited perspective, I can make a few observations.…
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A Celebration of Love & Friendship

Our cocktail evening on Friday 21 September to celebrate Jo Flynn and Joan Bruton's marriage (held five months earlier on 21 April) was a lovely, warm occasion. Alison was down from Sydney and a 'surprise' colleague from Jo's school days, Maureen Adams, joined us for the celebration. Dinny gave a beautiful prayer of blessing and…
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Pacific News | Médecins Sans Frontières Forced to Leave Nauru

After almost a year of providing psychological and psychiatric services to refugees in Nauru, Médecins Sans Frontières has been forced to leave the island this month by Nauru’s government. In November 2017, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as  Doctors Without Borders, started providing critically-needed mental health care to refugees – many of whom have attempted suicide – and…
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