Grail Australia News

Reflection mornings at The Grail, 2016

The popular Grail reflection mornings return in 2016 with six reflection mornings planned between February and July on the theme of Ecological Conversion. Pope Francis has called the whole world to ecological conversion in his encyclical, Laudato Si. In response to this, we have planned six sessions in which we will read and meditate on…
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Islamophobia and its impacts

Ann Aboud (Grail Brisbane) recently attended the Australian Psychological Society's annual conference, held in the Gold Coast. One session examined the impacts of Islamophobia, discrimination and counter-terrorism measures on the wellbeing of Australian Muslims and their communities.¬†¬† Below are some brief notes on the topics presented. Nora Amath, a young veiled Muslim woman spoke on…
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Sacred Activism 2015

Twenty young women from nine countries spent three weeks at the Grail Centre in Cornwall, New York in July 2015 in an intense residential program formed around the core principles of the Beijing +20 Post-2015 platform of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). They return better prepared for advocacy within their…
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International Council meeting in Sydney

Nearly twenty Grail women from 16 countries attended the Grail International Council (IC) meeting in Sydney from 28 August to 6 September. The four-yearly IC gatherings reflect on the progress of decisions made at International Grail Assemblies, as well as consult on issues which impact Grail life. Grail Sydney members had the opportunity to billet…
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