Social Justice

Care of Creation

Next week, on Wednesday 17 August, we are holding ‘Snug as a bug in a rug day’!  On Wednesday students may wear mufti to school.  We will be reducing power usage to a minimum all day.  Students are asked to make a gold coin donation.  The money raised will be used for ongoing environmental sustainability projects here at school. 

Days like this are valuable in raising awareness about environmental issues and our need to modify our behaviour.  But they are only effective if we all continue the conversation in our homes and with our friends and make ongoing choices about how we may more effectively and less indulgently use power.  We hope that ‘Snug as a bug in a rug day’, along with Earth Hour which we supported earlier this year, and Enviro Week which will be held in Term 4, will all be powerful reminders of our need to be environmentally aware and responsible.  They are calls to take seriously our role as stewards of creation, as we understand it in our Christian Tradition, and to be mindful of working for justice for all, for the earth and all people, especially the poorest who are most profoundly affected by the degradation of the environment.

 

Hospitality in a Climate of Fear

A reminder that on Tuesday evening, 16 August,  we are screening the documentary / film Chasing Asylum.  This is a powerful portrayal of the impact on women, men and children, of the current policies of detention on Nauru and Manus Island.  The film begins at 7:00pm (Curran theatre) and lasts for an hour and a half.  This will be followed by conversation in response to the film and the evening will conclude with a short reflection / prayer.  We do hope you can make it.  This too is something we are called to engage with as Christians called to radical love in the world. We encourage you to guide such conversations at home with your daughters too.   

 

Ms Kerry McCullough

Dean of Mission