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Marking Environment Week at Siena

In keeping with the desires of Pope Francis promulgated through his 2015 encyclical on the environment and human ecology Laudato Si’ and the outcomes of the 2016 International Gathering of Dominicans involved in academic and social justice life, we marked World Environment Day on Tuesday, 5 June with a special Morning Prayer. In keeping with the 2018 theme, Beat Plastic Pollution, student leaders encouraged our community to look carefully at recycling procedures and minimise waste.

Service to the Community

As community members would be aware, service is one of the four pillars of Dominican spirituality.  At Siena, students seek out opportunities to serve the College and wider community as part of our education in faith, engaging students’ head, heart and hands.  We also know that, increasingly, tertiary institutions look for students who have demonstrated a commitment to local organisations, clubs and service groups, knowing they are enrolling students with a breadth of life experience, compassion and initiative.  

World Refugee Week: 18 to 24 June 2018

Today, more than ever, we need a global movement to demand the safety and rights of refugees are protected. In Australia, it is the responsibility of our Government and each one of us, to ensure people forced to flee from their homes can live with dignity and with hope.

Click here to watch James Martin SJ exploring a Scriptural perspective on refugees, migrants and foreigners.

When history looks back will it be to see them standing alone or will it see we were standing #WithRefugees ?

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