Education & Faith Resources

The following education sessions can assist in the faith formation and integral human development of a parish and school community

Introduction to Cultural Awareness

An introduction to cultural awareness and why it is important in evangelisation and in interacting with persons from different cultures.

What is Modern Slavery?

An introduction to the current reality of modern slavery and the different forms of modern slavery, offering practical steps that the parish and school can take to combat this social evil.

Myths & Facts about Asylees

Information on migration in an Australian context and examines the differences between a migrant, refugee and asylee using government approved data.

Catholic Social Teaching & Migration

Learn about the five principles of Catholic Social Teaching in relation to migration. Participants will learn how reasonable Catholic Social Teaching is and how it relates to the Gospel.

The Good Samaritan parable and the vulnerable person

Offers both a spiritual and social interpretation of the vulnerable person of the migrant and refugee in the light of God’s love for them. Practical ‘neighbour love’ activities are offered to the interested parish and school community.

Annual Migrants & Refugees Message

Review the Pope’s annual message on the World Day of Migrants & Refugees and its importance to the local church community in the archdiocese.

Creating Culturally Safe Parishes

This presentation is recommended for parish leadership and is an introduction to creating cultural awareness in the parish. Steps to creating culturally safe parish environments will also be examined.

Cultural Competency for Mission

This online course offers a detailed examination of culture and the importance of cultural awareness, cultural due diligence, and cultural dialogue in the context of evangelisation and decision-making in Catholic settings.

Clergy Only Seminars

Introduction to Cultural Awareness

An introduction to cultural awareness and why it is important in decision-making at the level of the parish setting

Forced Marriage & the Celebrant

Examine the legal implications of forced marriage from both civil law and Canon Law. Practical steps will be offered for celebrants to ensure their upcoming marriages are free from duress.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to Elders past and present.

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