OLSH sisters Asia/Pacific/Australia meeting in Kiribati on Climate Change

January 18, 2017 By Sarah Menassa-Rose No Comments

The Sisters arrived at OLSH Convent Teaoraereke, Tarawa for the APA (Asia, Pacific, Australia) Conference on Monday 8th November. Sisters came from the Generalate, PNG, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Samoa, Marshall Islands and Australia joining the other local participating Kiribati sisters. There was such a wonderful welcome, beautiful Opening Mass and a lovely meal, with lots […]

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Plight of Lilisiana Village, Solomon Islands

December 12, 2016 By Sarah Menassa-Rose No Comments

Lilisiana Village lies on the island of Malaita, Solomon Islands. It is a small coastal village, low-lying and built around a mangrove swamp.  It is only about 115 km from the capital, Honiara. The people of Lilisiana are Catholic, quite poor and bewildered by the impact of rising tides through their village. Their cemetery on […]

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A Lost Legacy

October 31, 2016 By Sarah Menassa-Rose 2 Comments

This poem is written by Tulau Overhoff. Tulau, a student at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Pohnpei (Micronesia) submitted a poem for a contest on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations. His poem illustrates SDG #13 on climate change.   A Lost Legacy   In the heart of […]

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Dominican Family in the Solomon Islands

October 5, 2016 By Sarah Menassa-Rose No Comments

Climate change became a particular concern for our Dominican sisters and brothers (and the wider Solomon community) after the devastating tsunami in 2007 and subsequent cyclones. The impact of climate change was an early concern of the Kiribati Solomonese who were forced to leave the Phoenix Islands because the salinity of the water lenses in […]

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Break Free 2016

June 25, 2016 By Jo No Comments

This article was written for Pacific Climate Watch in May 2016 by Terese Corkish. Terese is the Youth Engagement Officer for Catholic Earthcare Australia. She has been involved in environmental education and advocacy for a number of years. On Mother’s Day, the 8th of May 2016, thousands of protestors from all over Australia descended on […]

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Climate for change: our action plan to save the future

November 25, 2014 By Jo No Comments

Climate for change: our action plan to save the future Date June 22, 2015 – 9:31AM Fine intentions will mean nothing if Australia does not do more. That, ultimately, is up to us all. We must get that message through to our leaders.   This article is part of Climate for Change, a Fairfax Media series on global […]

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