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RESource E-News
RESource E-News

30 September 2012

Welcome

RESource is now a very large site containing hundreds of links to other sites and so needs constant upkeep. In the last month we have had two or three emails drawing attention to missing links. This is a great help and we can usually find an updated address or a new site so if you notice a link that has dropped out please click 'Contact us' at the bottom of every page so we can fix it up.

What's On
Catch up with some of these events and activities

Anti-poverty week  coincides with Mission month this year. Can you get involved with any of these activities or think of other even better ways of marking these special weeks? If you can and would like to invite others to participate, register your activity here.  

Catholic Care presents Terry Moran AC speaking on Public Services for the public Good. Details and Registration here.

Paul Skippen will present two practical liturgy sessions during October; one for primary and one for secondary schools. Entitled Celebrate Often and Celebrate Well they will be held on 18th and 19th October respectively at St Joseph's Parish Centre, South Yarra. $60. Contact Therese Healy 0402281950.

Introduction to the Gospel of Luke. Fr Hugh Brown O.Carm. at The Carmelite Centre October 18, 7-9pm. $20. Contact http://thecarmelitecentremelbourne.org

Accreditation Program: Morality and Justice with Mary Anne Collins and Denise Goodwin. November 12-13, Simonds Hall, 9.00-3.30. Register via IPLS. Code 12REJ111A  

Have you seen:
We noticed these sites over the past month

Many people think that the American  Cistercian monk, Thomas Merton was one of the most impressive voices of faith in the modern era. You might enjoy exploring a couple of sites that introduce the man and his thought and watching this video of a visit to the New York Church in which he was baptised. Resource's own Meditation object is also worth exploring.

This brief article on ‘How (not) to preach the parables’ could just as well be called 'How (not) to teach the parables'. Sometimes we want to strip Jesus' stories of all their surprise and shock and fit them into our own worldview. This article suggests that this might not be the most effective  approach. The comments that follow also open up interesting lines of thought. It's part of a blog called Faith and Theology from an Australian theologian Ben Myers. You might also check out Parables on RESource if you haven't looked at it recently. 

Have you seen:
Faith and Science
Faith and Science

Ann Rennie's article on Science and Religion might prompt you to have a look at similar questions in greater depth in 'Traces of God in the Museum'.

Sweated labour today
Sweated labour today

The story about child labour in India being exploited to produce Sherrin footballs has shaken Australians in Grand Final week while the ACRATH site draws attention to other sub human treatment of people right here in Australia.

Gunn's collapse leads to big job losses
Gunn's collapse leads to big job losses

The collapse of the logging company Gunn's brings into sharp focus the issues surrounding Australia's timber industry and the rival claims of workers, investors and environmentalists

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