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A Young Entrepreneur
Last edited 27th April 2015

When Vannak joined the Youth Empowerment Project in 2011, he was 14 years old and had dropped out of school. Since participating in the project, he has learned valuable vocational and life skills. Now 19 years old, Vannak, is in grade 12 at school. He's working hard as a student, earns an income, participates in peer counselling and is contributing to his community.

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Catholic Movie Reviews: Little Boy
Last edited 27th April 2015

Skipping the awkward adolescence that often afflicts sophomore directing efforts, writer/director Alejandro Monteverde (Bella) leaps straight to maturity with the memorable and challenging Little Boy. It has the facade of a family movie of the week, but the depth and thoughtfulness of an artist who understands the power of the medium to invite emotion from an audience without demanding it. It sneaks up on you; but takes no shortcuts to earn its payoff.

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Man Cleans Up A Riverbank to Improve the View, But When the Trash Is Gone the Real Reward Appears.
Last edited 22nd April 2015

Every day Tommy Kleyn from Rotterdam, Netherlands, rides his bike to work. But there is one part of the route that’s not pleasant to see — the north corner of a canal that’s filled with trash.

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What Makes You Awesome
Last edited 23rd April 2015

"I’m not good enough. I’m not strong enough. I’m not cool enough. Nobody loves me. Am I enough?" Do these little voices mull around in your brain?

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Report on Exploitation in Australian Fashion Industry
Last edited 27th April 2015

Nine out of 10 companies supplying clothes to Australian consumers do not know where their cotton is sourced and most fail to pay overseas workers enough to meet their basic needs, an investigation into the fashion industry shows.

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The 'Cursed' Disabled Boy and the People of the Sea
Last edited 17th April 2015

Off the southeast coast of Sulawesi's sprawling limbs, I experienced a warmth and sense of belonging that I knew I was unlikely to find again on my journey through the South Seas. However, in a village where people are defined by their ability to catch fish, I also discovered a traditional belief system that left its disabled people badly isolated.

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Facing Eternity
Last edited 15th April 2015

I'm Fr Chris Reay, Parish Priest of Nathalia in northern Victoria. My friend, Fr Rob Galea suggested that I blog a series of short reflections on what it's like to be told "you're terminally ill". This is the first blog.

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Love Wins. Death No More.
Last edited 13th April 2015

What if we lived as though death no longer existed?

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“Our Work is to Pray, So We Pray for the World” - Sister Therese (Benedictine Sister from Jamberoo Abbey)
Last edited 10th April 2015

When visitors enter the Jamberoo Abbey church, located in southern New South Wales, the first thing to strike them is the stunning backdrop of full-length glass windows behind the altar and tabernacle, bringing the beauty of God’s creation right into the heart of the church and allowing all who worship there to turn their prayer outward, for the world. The impact of the windows is no accident, according to the Abbey’s guest mistress, Sister Therese, but is an integral part of the church’s original design. “We are Benedictines and our work is to pray, so we pray for the world,” she says.

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Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? [Infographic]
Last edited 13th April 2015

One thing that could destroy Christianity would be to prove that the resurrection of Jesus was not true. The Apostle Paul says so in 1 Corinthians 15:14. If the resurrection were not true, we would be the most foolish of people to continue believing what we believe and living how we live. However, the resurrection of Jesus really did happen…

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