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Say No to Racism: How to Intervene When Witnessing a Racial Attack
Last edited 5th July 2015

While videos of Australians taking a stand against offensive behaviour have gone viral in recent years, a survey of Victorians shows less than a third of bystanders would say or do something if they witnessed racism. There are many reasons people do not intervene. "The most important one is the fear of violence, being targeted yourself as a result of speaking up," said researcher Jacqueline Nelson, who is conducting a study of responses to racism at the University of Technology Sydney.

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NAIDOC Week - 5 to 12 July 2015
Last edited 3rd July 2015

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

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Honestly Funny - Comedian Jim Gaffigan Blends Faith, Humor in New TV Show
Last edited 2nd July 2015

God and comedy clubs are not generally something most families throw together; then again, most families don’t create a cable comedy show either.

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Nicholas Winton, Who Saved Hundreds of Children from Holocaust, Dies at 106
Last edited 2nd July 2015

For decades, Sir Nicholas Winton hardly spoke of what he'd done. But when Winton died at the age of 106, Britain's prime minister said that his actions were something the world should always remember.

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The Teenager who Saved a Man with an SS Tattoo
Last edited 30th June 2015

In 1996, a black teenager protected a white man from an angry mob who thought he supported the racist Ku Klux Klan. It was an act of extraordinary courage and kindness - and is still inspiring people today.

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Stories of Forgiveness
Last edited 29th June 2015

Recetly we have seen some remarkable stories of forgiveness in our news. Given that we are approaching the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, it’s good to reflect on how we are seeing mercy played out in our times.

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Good Samaritan Student Determined to Make a Difference
Last edited 15th June 2015

Year 12 student at Hinchinbrook's Good Samaritan College, Sheneli Meneripityage Dona joined delegates from 54 countries late last month for the United Nations Special General Assembly on Youth. Not only was the 17-year-old inspired by the address given by UN Secretary General, Ban Ki- Moon but she won the support and encouragement of two of the UN's outstanding leaders for youth and women's affairs.

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Burnout, Depression and Suicide in Medicine: One Doctor’s Story
Last edited 21st May 2015

The suicides of two medical residents in New York City last fall have thrown a spotlight on a real problem among health care professionals, particularly physicians. Medical students, residents and practicing physicians commonly report symptoms of burnout and depression. Rates vary depending on the group, but range from 20-60%.

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Converted by Love, Not Ideology: An Archbishop's Reflection on Dorothy Day
Last edited 20th May 2015

Last week, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles told scholars at the Dorothy Day Conference at St. Francis University that the social activist was not converted by ideology, but by love.

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Twin Friars on a Mission to Save Souls
Last edited 20th May 2015

It’s a good thing Brother Angelus wears glasses, otherwise it would be really hard to tell him apart from Brother Innocent. It’s tricky enough as it is, given that they’re brother-Brothers: siblings and consecrated Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (or CFRs). They’re also twins – or rather, two-thirds of a triplet. Their triplet sister Katie is (no, not a nun) back home in Nebraska with her husband and family.

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