Merdeka Day 2019
by Cheryl Kristine
The Special Needs Learning Center (SNLC) together with their Vocational Training student (VTC) celebrated the Merdeka Day (31st August 2019) or Malaysian Independence Day. In the spirit of unity, all students gathered at SNLC at about 9 am on the 4th of September 2019. We kickstarted the event with the coloring of our Malaysian flag, followed by the march around the center lead by Ms Guna (Lead-teacher of the SNLC). The Negaraku was played while our student, Dylan raised the Malaysian Flag with the help of Mr Barry, one of the teachers in the Vocational...
2019 - 105th World Migrant and Refugee Day
"It's not only about migrants"
The 105th World Migrant and Refugee Day (WMRD) will be celebrated on Sunday 29 September 2019. It has as its theme "It's not only about migrants". With this theme, Pope Francis wants to mobilise us to prayer and action, proposing a reflection on the fact that migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons and victims of trafficking need to be provided greater care, and after all, that which regards the inhabitants of the existential peripheries of this world concerns all of us. In view of this Day, the Migrants...
Sept 1 - Oct 4: Season of Creation
The Web of Life
About the Season of Creation
The Season of Creation is celebrated annually by tens of thousands of Christians around the world. During the Season of Creation, we pray and act to protect God’s creation.
The Season of Creation is celebrated by Christians across the ecumenical spectrum, and the leaders of many faith traditions have encouraged us to participate.
The season begins on September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, who is the patron saint of ecology in many traditions.
Students From 1,600 Cities Just Walked Out of School to Protest Climate Change. It Could Be Greta Thunberg's Biggest Strike Yet
by Suyin Hayne, TIME MAGAZINE
Hundreds of thousands of students around the world walked out of their schools and colleges Friday in the latest in a series of strikes urging action to address the climate crisis. According to event organizers Fridays for Future, over 1664 cities across 125 countries registered strike actions, with more expected to report turnouts in the coming days.
The “School Strike for Climate” movement was first started by Swedish teenager Greta...
World Environment Day (May 24 - June 5)Faith based
On 5 June 2019, World Environment Day will be on the theme of air pollution— a call to action to combat one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. Hosted by China, World Environment Day invites us all to consider how we can make changes in our daily lives to reduce air pollution, which in turn can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and benefit people’s health. China has demonstrated tremendous leadership in tackling air pollution domestically and its commitment to improving air quality can serve as an inspiration to countries...
World Environment Day (May 24 - June 5) Mask Challenge
#BeatAirPollution: 9 out of 10 people breathe polluted air which kills 7 million people a year. The theme for World Environment Day 2019 is Beat Air Pollution. Vehicle emissions cause 400,000 deaths/yr. Livestock emit methane which contributes to ground level ozone which causes asthma and other respiratory diseases. Coal-burning power plants, diesel generators, and open waste burning release huge amounts of air pollutants. Cut down petrol and electricity usage. Eat less meat and dairy. Reduce and compost food waste. Recycle. Use non-toxic...
Laudato Si' Guides
Care for Our Common Home Study Guide
Includes:• passages from the encyclical• witnesses from around the world and UK parishes• reflections• discussion questions• ideas for action• prayers
On care for our common home
A dialogue guide for Laudato Si'
Written by Janet Somerville & William F Ryan, SJ with Anne O'Brien gsic and Anne-Marie Jackson
Loggin’ Out at Advent!
On the 15th of December, a group of us – St. Joseph’s Church youths, went for a nature walk at Rimba Ilmu Botanical Garden in University Malaya. This trip was casually called Loggin’ Out where young people were invited to disconnect from social media in order to have a better connection with nature – our common home – and with each other.
We gathered in St. Joseph’s Church at noon for registration and a simple lunch before departing to Rimba. We arrived there with excited faces, ready to take on the walk. Our tour guide, Benjamin Ong or better known as Ben, gave us...
Special Needs Learning Centre graduates their first batch of students
The Special Needs Learning Centre (SNLC), part of the work of the Archdiocesan Office For Human Development (AOHD), celebrated their first ever graduates, Rubenraj Senthirajah, Adrian Michael Arulappu, Soosairaj Francis Jacob, Kumarendran@ Kannan and Jonathan Lee Thien Shui. The students received their certificates from Anthony Soter Cardinal Fernandez.
As April is an Awareness month for Autism, the school organised mass with the students and parents participating in the liturgy. Others came to help out too. Mass was celebrated...