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Child poverty group wins key case

The Child Poverty Action Group has won the right to take a case against the government’s discriminatory practices.
The group claims that the In Work Payment which will replace the Child Tax Credit next April as part of the Working for Families packag

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Former Caritas staffer to work with refugees in Sudan

Helping to set up a school system in Sudan will be a first task for Caritas’ Elaine Jepsen who will next year go to work with refugees in Africa’s biggest country.
Elaine has spent the past four years working on schools’ resources for Caritas.

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The face of moral judgment

Australians have responded with compassion to Mr Nguyen Tuong Van’s impending execution. They have also rejected judicial execution as a legitimate instrument of state policy.
It is easy to understand why Mr Nguyen and his plight have aroused such sy

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Peacemakers honour Vatican II peoples’ paper

The Wellington Catholic Peacemakers Group held three sessions last month to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the release of the major document of Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes.
The three evening sessions, at the Compassion Centre Soup Kitchen were

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Gaudium et Spes – the signs of the times and the young

This is the final in our series featuring the 40-year-old document of Vatican II which has arguably the most inpact on the laity. This month Chris Duthie-Jung explores the document’s impact on young people.
I was born in the year that Gaudium et Spes

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Jews and Christians honour Nostra Aetate’s 40th

The Wellington Council of Christians and Jews last month celebrated 40 years since the Second Vatican Council overturned the history of enmity between two of the world’s major religions.
A large, enthusiastic audience at Connolly Hall on 9 November

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Refugee reunification now much harder

Sections of the public and a disappointing number of politicians seem to be under the misapprehension that it is easy for a refugee living in New Zealand to bring family members to join them here. In 12 years as a voluntary refugee advocate, I have found

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The hope of Christmas and images of God’s reign

Over the last few months there have been a number of 40th anniversaries celebrated as the milestones of Vatican II have been remembered. As the church and the world remembers the closing of the Second Vatican Council in 1965, it could be helpful for us t

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