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Pope Francis in Iraq – ‘in the eyes of God we are all brothers and sisters’

Pope Francis in Iraq – ‘in the eyes of God we are all brothers and sisters’

Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 10:37

On Sunday, during his historic visit to Iraq, Pope Francis stood amid the ruins of the Syriac Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Mosul and shared three thoughts: (Photo: ANS)

If God is the God of life – for so He is – then it is wrong for us to kill our brothers and sisters in His Name.

If God is the God of peace – for so He is – then it is wrong for us to wage war... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Justice and Peace, Pope Francis, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

Fairtrade Fortnight: ‘Choose the World You Want’

Fairtrade Fortnight: ‘Choose the World You Want’

Posted: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:40

The theme for Fairtrade Fortnight this year, (22 February to 7 March 2021), is 'Choose The World You Want'. Our Province Justice and Peace Coordinator, Fr Marco Villani SDB, reports on an online event he attended this week, organised by Dover District Council in partnership with the Fairtrade Foundation:

The main speaker for the event, Adam Gardner, Head of Campaigns for the Fairtrade Foundation, spoke... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Justice and Peace, Salesians of Don Bosco

Caring for all of God's creation

Caring for all of God's creation

Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 13:56

In a Lenten Salesian Goodnight video from URSpace this week, Sr Gill McCambridge FMA looks at our understanding of God's 'kingdom', when we say the 'Our Father, and when we hear Jesus speak about it in the Gospels.

She asks us to consider what choices each of us can make this Lent, even in small things, to care for God's creation and for each other, especially those who are most in need.

Sr Gill is producing... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Justice and Peace, Lent, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Spirituality

Serving a wounded world in inter-religious solidarity

Serving a wounded world in inter-religious solidarity

Posted: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 17:15

Our Province Delegate for Justice and Peace, Fr Marco Villani SDB, attended a virtual meeting last weekend hosted by the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, to explore the issues raised in 'Serving A Wounded World In Interreligous Solidarity: a Christian call to reflection and action during COVID 19 and beyond', a document issued by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the World Council... Read More »

Tags: COVID-19, Homepage, Justice and Peace, Salesians of Don Bosco

Ending modern slavery and human trafficking

Ending modern slavery and human trafficking

Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:06

In late 2020, most of us would hope that the evil of slavery was history, a warning from a dark past that everyone is determined never to relive. But that is not the case, and 'modern slavery' is part of our 21st century world, and our own society. The UK even has an Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner – a role most of us would have thought was no longer needed.

In 1839, a group of English abolitionists... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Justice and Peace, Salesians of Don Bosco

SJBC student's prizewinning art for ACN competition

SJBC student's prizewinning art for ACN competition

Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:37

An artwork by Alfie, an 11-year-old student from St John Bosco College Battersea, has won a prize in Aid to the Church In Need's (ACN's) #RedWednesday art competition.

Alfie's image, which represented the ACN theme 'Release Me' with a stylised image of birds soaring to freedom from an open frame, was awarded 3rd prize in the 11-16 age group, the category that received the highest number of entries.... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, Homepage, Justice and Peace, Salesian Schools, Salesians of Don Bosco

Salesian videos support ACN's #RedWednesday

Salesian videos support ACN's #RedWednesday

Posted: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 18:02

To raise awareness of Aid to the Church in Need's (ACN's) #RedWednesday this year, two videos have been produced, one from a group of Salesian Brothers and the other from a student at St John Bosco College, Battersea (SJBC).

Brothers Gregory, Augustine and Steven have produced a video for Aid to the Church in Need's #RedWednesday event, in which they sing 'Holy, Holy, Holy' in Igbo, one of the major... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Justice and Peace, Salesian Schools, Salesians of Don Bosco