Monthly Archives: February 2016

‘Dear Pope Francis’: Pope Writes Letters To Children

‘But these are tough questions!” Pope Francis exclaimed when he saw letters sent to him from children in 26 countries. Loyola Press, a Catholic publisher, solicited kids ages 6-13 from around the world to write to the pontiff and have … Continue reading

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Seasonal Farm Workers Receiving Less Than $10 A Week

Seasonal farm workers receiving less than $10 a week after deductions, investigation reveals A group of Pacific islanders are being paid less than $10 a week after deductions to pick fruit and vegetables on Australian farms by a company that … Continue reading

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‘Sit-Stand Desk’ Worker’s More Energised

Workers using sit-stand desks feel more energised and are just as productive as those using traditional ones, according to a small Australian study. As experts warn of the adverse health outcomes associated with increasingly sedentary lifestyles, offices have become a … Continue reading

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Half Of Young Workers Plan To Job Hop

Nearly half of all young Australian workers plan on quitting their jobs in the next two years. And four out of five millennials say they won’t stay on beyond five years – with Australians more antsy than their global counterparts. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Calls For End To Death Penalty

Pope Francis appeals for global end to capital punishment Pontiff tells crowd in St Peter’s Square that ‘You shall not kill’ applies to the innocent as well as the guilty. Pope Francis has called for the worldwide abolition of the … Continue reading

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World Day of Social Justice: 20th Feb

2016 Theme: A Just Transition – environmentally sustainable economies and societies   Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or … Continue reading

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Random Acts Of Kindness Week

Did you know that people who are kind produce 23% less cortisol (the stress hormone) and age slower than the average population? It’s true. Engaging in acts of kindness actually lowers blood pressure and reduces stress. Science also shows that … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Tells Young People To Recognize Their Value

Morelia, Mexico, Feb 16, 2016 / 04:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his visit to Morelia – one of Mexico’s most violent cities – Pope Francis had a strong message for the country’s youth: rather than allowing themselves to be used … Continue reading

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Young Worker Paid Just 47c An Hour

I was paid 47c an hour: 7-Eleven worker A former international student says he was paid less than 50 cents an hour to work at 7-Eleven franchises in Sydney. The Pakistani man’s story comes as other former 7-Eleven workers begin … Continue reading

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Future Fears For Young People In Melbourne

Future fears: Melbourne young people won’t have access to jobs by 2031 Buying a house on Melbourne’s fringe or even in the city’s established outer suburbs won’t be practical for young people in coming decades, as jobs continue to become highly concentrated in … Continue reading

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