NEWS CENTRE

Work of Specific Issues Committees recognised

The Institute Justice Core Group (Sisters Karon Donnellon, Pat Lynch, Faith Jones, Celestine Pooley, Jennie Ryan and Carmel Heagerty) proudly acknowledge the dedication of all members of the Specific Issues Committees during 2008.

The committees have generously shared their knowledge and expertise in providing regular articles in Mercy M@tters which focused on the Specific Issues as determined at the Institute Chapter 2005.

The contribution of each member has encouraged, supported, challenged and inspired readers in each fortnightly edition.

Specific Issues Committee Members 2008
Asylum Seekers: Sally Bradley, Claudette Cusack, Geraldine Mugavin, Lorraine Phelan  
Eco-Justice: Margaret Abbott, Mary Dennett, Kate McGrath, Patricia Powell
Indigenous Concerns: Rose Glennen, Anne McGuire, Mary Quinn, Moira Truelson
Women and Poverty: Leonie Crotty, Miriam Grech, Angela Reed, Anne Ryan

In particular, the Institute Justice Core Group expresses their sincere thanks to members of the Specific Issues Committees who have, or will finish, in the role this year: Margaret Abbott, Miriam Grech, Lorraine Phelan, Patricia Powell and Mary Quinn.

In this particular role, each of these women has made a significant contribution to the promotion of justice for the last three years.

Institute Justice Meeting February 2009
In February 2009, the Institute Justice Core Group will once again host the Institute Justice meeting for the Specific Issues Committees and sisters who have attended the Mercy Global Concern Programme in New York.

Sisters who have attended MGC Programme 2006-08 include: Christina Aitken, Sally Bradley, Marie Butcher, Leonie Crotty, Claudette Cusack, Carmel Heagerty, Margaret Hinchey, Pat Linanne, Carole McDonald, Carmel McDonough and Helen Owens.

At this gathering the incoming committee members will be welcomed: Helen Owens, Rosarii O’Connor, Marie Farrell and Daphne McKeough

The Institute Justice Core Group thanks all who have made responded to articles, supported suggested actions and encouraged the committees throughout the year.

May we be gifted this Christmas with:
a listening heart, the
courage to hear the world’s heartbeat and
enough love to respond.

Christmas blessings to all.

From: Sisters Karon Donnellon, Pat Lynch, Faith Jones, Celestine Pooley, Jennie Ryan and Carmel Heagerty