Weaving a new beginning

Kalumburu community in north-west Western Australia Women from the remote Kalumburu community in north-west Western Australia went looking in their vast backyard (Kwini Country) and found the makings of a wonderful adventure. They found an abundance of pandanus leaf for weaving baskets and myriad plants for dyeing the dried leaves into vibrant colours. The women, … Continue reading Weaving a new beginning

Gail Worcelo on YouTube: Our Place in the Universe

To tell the story of anything, you have to tell the story of Everything! From the first moment Gail Worcelo from Green Mountain Monastery in Vermont USA, began her talk in Parkes NSW, we knew we were in for something special. Gail Worcelo from Green Mountain Monastery, Vermont USAIn a room beautifully adorned by ‘floating’ panels of … Continue reading Gail Worcelo on YouTube: Our Place in the Universe

Life after nappies – young parents think ahead

Most older parents discover that life changes and often gets a little easier once their children grow up. But surviving those early years can be tough and the Swansea Community Cottage reckons a lot of young parents need a hand. That’s just what they offered last year with support from the John Wallis Foundation. The … Continue reading Life after nappies – young parents think ahead

To tell the story of anything, you have to tell the story of Everything!

From the first moment Gail Worcelo from Green Mountain Monastery in Vermont USA, began her talk in Parkes NSW, we knew we were in for something special. In a room beautifully adorned by 'floating' panels of animals and natural environments, Gail excited and inspired the audience as she involved us in the Universe story leading … Continue reading To tell the story of anything, you have to tell the story of Everything!

Forced marriage put on the agenda in Toowoomba

A series of events in Toowoomba has created awareness of the risk of forced marriage of young women and provided support for people in how best to respond. The Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba organised the visit by Liz Payne, a forced marriage expert with ACRATH who facilitated the events covering schools (students and teachers), community … Continue reading Forced marriage put on the agenda in Toowoomba