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Christian Life Community

CLC takes its inspiration from Saint Ignatius Loyola, who founded one of the great spiritual traditions of the Christian Church. 

The aim is to help each other to know Christ better and to seek and respond to what He is asking of us in our lives.


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The state of the nation starts in your street

This year's Ghandi Oration was delivered at UNSW by the emminent Australian social researcher, Dr Hugh Mackay AO. 

He ponders what Ghandi would make of Australia today,  'a society in the grip of epidemics of anxiety, obesity and depression' - and which he suggests 'is showing signs of a disturbing retreat from the values of an open, tolerant society for which we were once famous.'


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Laudato Si 

CLC take as our inspiration the leadership of Pope Francis' in his Encyclical Laudato Si.

"I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation that includes everyone, since the environment challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all" (#14).

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ has described the distinctive contribution of the Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato Si, as being to make 'respect for the environment a priority in Catholic life, and to justify that place by making it centrally in Catholic reflection on the human condition'. 

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CLC National Priorities 2016-20

The CLC National Assembly was held in Sydney in June. Delegates from NEXCO and each regional EXCO assembled to discern our National priorities for 2016-2020. Together we reflected on and prayed the scripture Isaiah 11:1:

 “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a branch will bear fruit.”

We also celebrated our 40th Anniversary of CLC in Australia. 
 

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