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The Revolution of Tenderness

The Revolution of Tenderness

By Office for Social Justice, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
Conversations with the Office for Social Justice of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference about living the tradition of Catholic social thought and practice. Come join the revolution of tenderness!

"True faith in the incarnate Son of God is inseparable from self-giving, from membership in the community, from service, from reconciliation with others. The Son of God, by becoming flesh, summoned us to the revolution of tenderness." (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium n 88)
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Ep 4 Young People and Mental Health - To Live Life to the Full

Ep 4 Young People and Mental Health - To Live Life to the Full

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Ep 5 Housing First - To Live Life to the Full
In this episode Dr Sandie Cornish speaks with Sr Myree Harris rsj OAM about homelessness, mental ill-health and disability. Myree is a Josephite Sister who has worked for over thirty years with people experiencing homelessness and mental ill-health. She is the Coordinator of the Gethsemane Community which provides secure housing in a family-like setting for women and men with mental ill-health and intellectual disability who have been homeless. Myree was part of the working group that prepared the 'Do Not be Afraid' Mental Illness and Outreach Guidelines for Parishes on behalf of the Australian Catholic Disability Council. To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today is the Social Justice Sunday Statement of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference for 2020. You can access a print version here. The Statement encourages faith communities, governments and each one of us, to make mental health a priority. It is a timely message in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is affecting many members of our parishes, schools and communities.   Understanding mental health will help us to be aware of those who need our support. The Statement encourages us all to reject stigmatisation, to work for the transformation of social determinants of mental ill-health, and to call for policies and service provision that meets the needs of the poorest and most marginalised members of our community.
44:48
August 27, 2020
Ep 4 Young People and Mental Health - To Live Life to the Full
To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today is the Social Justice Sunday Statement of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference for 2020. You can access a print version here. The Statement encourages faith communities, governments and each one of us, to make mental health a priority. It is a timely message in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is affecting many members of our parishes, schools and communities.   Understanding mental health will help us to be aware of those who need our support. The Statement encourages us all to reject stigmatisation, to work for the transformation of social determinants of mental ill-health, and to call for policies and service provision that meets the needs of the poorest and most marginalised members of our community. In this episode, Sandie Cornish speaks with Eamon Pollard about young people and mental health, concepts of well-being, and the importance of meaning and purpose for good mental health. Eamon is a school principal and is conducting doctoral research in this area.
23:21
August 7, 2020
Ep 3 To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today - Section Three
To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today is the Social Justice Sunday Statement of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference for 2020. You can access a print version here. The Statement encourages faith communities, governments and each one of us, to make mental health a priority. It is a timely message in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is affecting many members of our parishes, schools and communities.   Understanding mental health will help us to be aware of those who need our support. The Statement encourages us all to reject stigmatisation, to work for the transformation of social determinants of mental ill-health, and to call for policies and service provision that meets the needs of the poorest and most marginalised members of our community. In this episode, David Brennan reads the third and final section of the Statement. Section Three: We are All in this Together, points to the action needed by faith communities, governments, and all of us to make mental health a priority.
17:12
July 31, 2020
Ep 2 To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today - Section Two
To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today is the Social Justice Sunday Statement of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference for 2020. You can access a print version here. The Statement encourages faith communities, governments and each one of us, to make mental health a priority. It is a timely message in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is affecting many members of our parishes, schools and communities.   Understanding mental health will help us to be aware of those who need our support. The Statement encourages us all to reject stigmatisation, to work for the transformation of social determinants of mental ill-health, and to call for policies and service provision that meets the needs of the poorest and most marginalised members of our community. In this episode, David Brennan reads the second of three sections of the Statement. Section Two: The Great Project of Community Integration, recalls the history of mental health care in Australia. It affirms the objective of deinstitutionalisation but points to gaps in community care.
19:23
July 31, 2020
Ep 1 To Live Life to the Full: Mental Health in Australia Today - Section One
To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today is the Social Justice Sunday Statement of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference for 2020. You can access a print version here. The Statement encourages faith communities, governments and each one of us, to make mental health a priority. It is a timely message in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is affecting many members of our parishes, schools and communities. Understanding mental health will help us to be aware of those who need our support. The Statement encourages us all to reject stigmatisation, to work for the transformation of social determinants of mental ill-health, and to call for policies and service provision that meets the needs of the poorest and most marginalised members of our community. In this episode, David Brennan reads the first of three sections of the Statement. Section One: The Mental Health of our People and Communities provides an overview of the challenges that we face.
20:16
July 31, 2020
Catholic Social Teaching in the Current World Context
Dr Sandie Cornish shares reflections on Catholic Social Teaching in the current world context. The COVID-19 pandemic takes place in the context of several interconnected crises: an ecological crisis, a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of political authority and governance, and a crisis of meaning and purpose. So, what does Catholic Social Teaching have to do with all this? Sandie argues that Catholic Social Teaching encourages us to pay attention to our world, motivating us to care, and to build up the Reign of God on earth as it is in heaven. Second, it helps us to discern our responses. She introduces the Catholic social justice tradition and suggests the pastoral spiral methodology as a way of bringing together contemplation, analysis, and theological reflection to support authentic Christian action in the world. More information about Catholic Social Teaching from the Office for Social Justice can be found here: https://socialjustice.catholic.org.au/catholic-social-teaching/ Sandie's tips for students on how to find out what Catholic Social Teaching says on particular issues can be found here: https://social-spirituality.net/podcast/how-to-find-teachings-on-issues/
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May 18, 2020