Just Dates January

2019: UN International Year of Indigenous Languages

World Day of Peace Message

Grameen Bank set up in Bangladesh 1977

Anniversary of execution of Dundalli 1855

15 Martin Luther King Da

21 World Hug Day (Peace Initiative)26 Australia Day  / Indigenous Invasion/Survival Day

24 International Day of Education

27 Holocaust Memorial Day / Vietnam Peace Agreement Signed 1973 

30 Ghandi Day

Calendar of Cultural and Religious Dates

Local Events in and Around Brisbane 

Reflections for the 12 Days of Christmas

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During the 2018 Christmas Season I have published my series of reflections originally posted in 2012 . I hope you enjoy them and invite your response. Come back each of the 12 Days to read a new post.

First Day of Christmas

Second Day of Christmas: St Stephen

Third Day of Christmas

Fourth Day of Christmas

Fifth Day of Christmas

Sixth  Day of Christmas

Seventh  Day of Christmas

Eighth Day of Christmas

Ninth Day of Christmas

Tenth Day of Christmas

Eleventh Day of Christmas

Twelfth Day of Christmas

Christmas 2018

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Catholic Missions Australia Christmas Card

As we celebrate the 12  days of  Christmas I greet my diverse social media  network with the universal message of peace on earth and good will to all.

I wrote this piece some years ago. It bears repeating just as our work of building peace and community is a constant refrain to life’s song.

May the ancient story of a child born in occupied territory open our hearts to the work of defending human rights.

May the birth of every child call us to our communal responsibility to protect children,to take them on wild adventures and to let them grow into the unique person they care called to be.

May the the image of a family forced to seek refuge and asylum far from their home inform our political choices as citizens of a global village.

May our messages of good wishes and happy holidays not blind us to the work of justice making and non-violence.

May the lights and decorations of the season remind us of our mission to bring light to the darkness and celebration to life.

May our gifting be generous as we remember those who live in situations of poverty and exploitation.

May we hear angelic voices singing our dream of peace on earth