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September 02, 2022

Since 2018 Sibling Café, which is located in Melbourne’s Mercy Hub, has been serving delicious coffees and meals for the Carlton North community. Unlike most cafés, the coffee and food are merely just one positive outcome, for Sibling is a café with a difference making a difference in the lives of both its volunteers

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Following the successful inaugural program in 2022, the Institute, in collaboration with Catholic Religious Australia and Catholic Earthcare, is again pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for emerging leaders in Integral Ecology with the 2023 Mercy Integral Ecology Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program. This fully-funded, 12 month (part-time) fellowship program is for those already

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Millions of Australians rejoiced at the decision to allow the Murugappans to return to Biloela. One Sister, Kay O’Neill RSM, witnessed their emotional homecoming. For refugees, asylum seekers and their supporters in Australia there has been little cause for celebration in recent years. Many people who have sought refuge here face

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Two members of the Institute’s newly formed Water Advocacy Taskforce recently delivered a presentation focusing on rivers and the Murray-Darling Basin. In 2022 the Institute formed a Water Advocacy Taskforce to address serious areas of water management being experienced globally and locally. The Water Advocacy Taskforce is part of the Institute’s Integral

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On Tuesday June 28, Gladstone Parish Community celebrated 30 years of Mercy Associate presence in Gladstone. Mass was celebrated in Star of the Sea Church with Father Ashwin Acherya presiding over a congregation of over 40 people. The Mass was a true celebration of this significant milestone and the hymns chosen and beautiful singing

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On Wednesday, 1 June 2022, as part of National Reconciliation Week, Seville Mercy Conference Centre opened Cairns’ very first Reconciliation Garden. The garden was created in collaboration with Minjil, a Cairns-based Indigenous organisation who are passionate about sharing their culture through ceremony, experience and immersion. Seville was blessed to have the Minjil

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Over 600 people poured into the Adelaide Town Hall on Thursday night, 19 May, to hear Sr Joan Chittister OSB deliver the Janette Gray Memorial Lecture. Sr Joan was introduced by Sr Kathleen Williams, a Sister of Mercy who was not only a friend of Sr Janette Gray but also the first chairperson of

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For more than 40 years we have worked with asylum seekers, refugees, and trafficked persons. We have accompanied these people in refugee camps, detention centres and in the community as part of our mission of sharing God’s transforming mercy. We have witnessed at first hand the harmful impact of government policies on the lives of

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Media Release 7 April 2022: World Health Day ‘It’s Now or Never’: Sisters of Mercy urge government to act on the IPCC report Australia’s governments must undertake transformational change to address the climate emergency, the Leader of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, Sr Eveline Crotty RSM said today

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The time is now – getting back on mission 12 May in Melbourne Sr Joan’s prophetic views on justice and equality, especially for women in the church, challenges those who would silence women and people at the margins. Through her call to uncommon courage she can help us re-discover the place of religion in

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