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RESource E-News
RESource E-News

31 January 2013

Welcome

As 2013 begins, a short reminder of all the useful things in RESource for teachers: the Ethics module has been overhauled and enriched with routines from the 'Thinking Team' at Harvard. There is also lots to look at in Scripture and Worship and be sure to check out the 'Traces of God' units in the Beliefs module and in the 50th year since the Council  Vatican II.

What's On
Any chance of getting to

Getting it Rite: Preparing for Lent and Easter. 9am - 3pm, Thomas Carr Centre
278 Victoria Pde, East Melbourne.

A session to inform and support new Secondary RECs and FDCs facilitated by John McInerney will be held on February 27, at James Goold House. Register through IPLS Code number:13RES111A

Planning Teaching and Celebrating First Communion, Carmelite Centre, Middle Park March 8, 9.00 - 3.30 presented by theologian and teacher, Joe Doolan for catechists, teachers and RECs.

Dialogue Australasia Network Conference will be held in Adelaide, July 8-10, 2013. Topic:  The Unique Role that Good RE has in developing Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Behaviour and Intercultural Understanding.

 

Have you seen:
Sites worth a look

At the beginning of the year it is often useful to have a reminder of some solid sites which contain many links. The Markkula Centre offers consistently good material for Ethics students. St Michael's College offers links to a large number of trustworthy sites in Scripture as well as other areas. Thinking Faith for teachers and Busted Halo for teachers and students regularly offer food for thought.

In the print media, the excellent magazine Dialogue Australasia amply rewards its subscribers with both stimulating and practical articles for RE teachers. Subscribe here.

Have you seen:
A visit from royal defender of the unborn
A visit from royal defender of the unborn

Towards the end of last year Lord Nicholas Windsor a cousin of the Queen and eloquent supporter of the rights of unborn human beings visited Australia.

Donna speaks out
Donna speaks out

Featured among the humanitarians in '25 of the Best' is Donna Mulhearn who often speaks out for those who have little voice.

Expert resigns in protest
Expert resigns in protest

This is an issue that challenges our identity as Australians, i.e. sons and daughters of people who left their countries to seek a new chance at life. What are we doing for those who follow our parents' example but who are in even more desperate circumstances? Not enough according to Prof. Harry Minas.

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