(Download PDF file at the end of the page)
IN THIS ISSUE
4-9 SOCIETY NEWS
The latest news from the St Vincent de Paul Society.
12-13 SOCIAL JUSTICE
Poignant words from the Society’s National Council CEO, Dr John Falzon.
14-15 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
By Tony Roach The St Vincent de Paul Society South Australia has developed a domestic violence policy as part of the White Ribbon workplace accreditation it received in March 2018.
By Dr Helen Szoke While economic development \ and globalisation have helped to lift millions out of poverty, there are also many who have fallen through the cracks.
By Brad Chilcott 'Do you expect a return on your compassion?’, asks Brad Chilcott, the founder of Welcome to Australia and thepastor of Activate Church in Adelaide.
By Len Baglow Despite the introduction of a low-interest loans scheme, the higher education system is still biased in favour of students from well-off families, and this bias has been increasing over the last 20 years.
22-23 POLICY MATTERS
The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council Office supports the advocacy work of the Society. Read about the latest submissions the Society has made to government inquiries.
24-25 WESTERN AUSTRALIA
By Susan Rooney The Chief Executive Officer of the Society in Western Australia describes financial counselling as a growing need, with more than 6000 counselling sessions provided by the Society in 2017.
26 LETTER TO THE EDITOR
27 FROM THE ARCHIVES
By Michael Moran In 1977, fifty-three per cent of respondents to a Society survey believed working wives were a threat to the family. Our members’ attitudes to this and other questions posed 40 years ago have changed dramatically, writes archivist Michael Moran.
28-29 YEAR OF YOUTH
The Australian Bishops have identified the liturgical year of 2018, beginning on the first Sunday of Advent (3 December 2017), as a national Year of Youth.
By Andrew Hamilton SJ The most effective way of reaching people is not first to offer hospitality but to beg them for it. This is the strategy of the gospel and what Vinnies Chaplain, Andrew Hamilton SJ, describes as ‘reverse hospitality’.