Reaching ones on margins

CATHOLIC Social Services Australia’s latest book Review Reimagine Renew: Mission making a difference in a changing world was officially launched by CEO Fr Frank Brennan SJ.

Edited by Denis Fitzgerald (Executive Director of Catholic Social Services Victoria), Prof Gabrielle McMullen (Trustee of Mary Aikenhead Ministries) and Patricia Scales, the book is the second of its kind and brings together contributions from a range of people including theologians, academics, governors, and practitioners from Catholic social service ministries.

The book’s predecessor Listening Learning and Leading, which was published in 2014, has been used as a resource to strengthen mission formation and development across social service ministries and beyond.

Fr Stephen Hackett (General Secretary of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference), Suzanne Greenwood (CEO Catholic Health Australia) and Prof Patrick McArdle (Dean of Australian Catholic University Canberra campus) attended.

They each discussed the challenges of trying to reach those on the margins of Australian society.

“This book not only illuminates these challenges, but sheds light on the way forward,” Fr Brennan said.

The book is on sale at the Catholic Bookshop.

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