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29 June 2022 by


Over the past month, a couple of exciting new projects began. You can read about the first MPJP Steward Wisdom Circle gathering which took place in Perth on 13 June 2022. I was pleased to be present to hear the rich discussion. There was much for the AMPJP Formation Committee
29 June 2022 by


MPJP Stewards (Trustees) met online to discuss the Framework for Motions document that will be considered at the second assembly of Plenary Council of Australia on 04-10 July 2022. The Framework of Motions contains the 30 motions across eight mission areas. The version that MPJP Stewards discussed was the consultation
25 June 2022 by


The second assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of the Church in Australia will take place in Sydney on July 3-9, 2022. The 277 Members of the Plenary Council includes the AMPJP Council’s Chair,  Eva Skira AM. There are five ways that you can engage with the Plenary Council: The
16 June 2022 by


The first State-based Wisdom Circle for MPJP Stewards (Trustees) was held on Monday 13 June 2022 in Perth. This two-hour meeting included prayer, a presentation from a former MPJP Steward, formative conversations and a meal. Eleven of the 14 Perth-based MPJP Stewards attended. Participants said that it helped them to
16 June 2022 by


Summary of AMPJP Council Meeting 14th June 2022   National Response Framework, National Response Protocol and National Catholic Safeguarding Standards 2nd Ed   The Council affirmed that unanimous support from AMPJP’s Members was required for AMPJP to vote that ACSL adopt the National Response Framework, National Response Protocol and National
10 June 2022 by


The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council has developed an excellent range of resources that could be used on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday, 03 July 2022 or during NAIDOC Week, 03-10 July 2022. These resources are available at: https://www.natsicc.org.au/2022-atsi-sunday.html?mc_cid=ead1e9809c&mc_eid=68ac83763f   NAIDOC logo courtesy of NAIDOC: https://www.naidoc.org.au/resources/naidoc-logo
30 May 2022 by


Culture is often seen more clearly when you encounter a contrast that makes you realise that you think, feel, see and act differently to others. During May 2022, there were two events that gave me an appreciation that there is such a thing as “the Australian way”. The first was
30 May 2022 by


The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (Bishops Conference) and the Association of Ministerial Public Juridic Persons (AMPJP) have signed an Accord to bring clarity and energy to their shared efforts to advance God’s mission. AMPJP initiated the Accord process to formally recognise the place of MPJPs[1] as Church Authorities and the
24 May 2022 by


The National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme is: “Be Brave. Make Change.” Reconciliation Australia say that this is a challenge to all Australians— individuals, families, communities, organisations and government—to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians. Since 1996, Australian’s have
19 May 2022 by


The theme for Laudato si’ Week 2022 is “Listening and Journeying Together”. Laudato Si’ Week is an opportunity to revisit and better incorporate the wisdom in Pope Francis’ encyclical on Care for Our Common Home. That encyclical was signed on 24 May 2015. Laudato Si’ Week is celebrated in Australia
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