Tag Archives: Poverty

Sexual Exploitation and Aid Agencies

While the media has focused a lot on institutional sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, just how wide spread this activity is in other organisations in a position of care for the vulnerable has not yet been reported widely. However, … Continue reading

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Building a Better Future

Two years ago, Peter Gardiner CP took a group of volunteers to Cambodia to build houses for poor families. The trip was done with the organization, “Volunteer Building Cambodia” (VBC). Peter had been keen to take a group to do … Continue reading

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Volunteering

I have spoken to you all about Peter Gardiner CP before. He is a Passionist Priest and member of our JPIC Committee, and the organizer of our immersion experiences to Vietnam and Cambodia. In these immersions, he has taken groups … Continue reading

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The Price of Palm Oil

If you look up Wikipedia for general information on palm oil, it explains that it is an edible vegetable oil derived from the reddish pulp of the fruit of the oil palms, primarily the African oil palm. Along with coconut … Continue reading

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Cobalt and Congo

In my blog article last March I gave an update on my further research into Coltan (Columbite Tantalite), a ‘conflict mineral’ whose importance in modern technological devices has fueled a bloody civil war that to date has resulted in around … Continue reading

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Refugee Resettlement in Papua New Guinea

Tony Fedele has been a long time friend of our Passionist Community in Templestowe, Melbourne. His son, David Fedele, has become an independent documentary filmmaker, who recently traveled to city of Lae in Papua New Guinea, to witness first hand … Continue reading

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Volunteer Work in Vietnam

I have just returned from another visit to Vietnam where we took a group of people associated with us for an immersion experience working with the crucified of our world. Our visit involved work in 4 separate places of ministry: … Continue reading

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