An ethical Christmas? After all it is CHRIST-mas! Shopping guide here

Ethical Christmas Guide:  Link to ethical Christmas gifts, decorations and food

Oxfam Christmas: Link to Unwrapped Christmas Oxfam

Caritas: Caritas Global Gifts

Video: Video link ‘Redefining Happiness’

 

 Why bother?

I buy. I wrap. I give. I get. I get caught up.

All of our purchasing choices are connected to wider issues in the world and there is a story behind all the things we buy and receive. However, it’s easy to become lost up in the busyness, anxiety and the frenzy of over-consumption at Christmas time. So how do we reclaim the essence of Christmas? One that reframes relationships as being more important than possessions and quality time more significant than the rush.

 

‘There are no monsters. Only humans. Nobody is safe from humans. Not even the elephants and the tigers’

Being Human: ‘We are made good… Are we?

Do you want to prompt an interesting discussion with your class about what it means to be human? We believe that we are made in God’s image and likeness and that image is tender, compassionate, good… but are we good?

Watch Forest Man to start your discussion: Click here to watch now

“Since the 1970’s Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis”.

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Being Moral – Euthanasia, 3 Parent Baby…

Have you kept an eye on topics emerging in current affairs recently?

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Euthanasia

Website promoting the prevention of euthanasia and assisted suicide: Click here for Hope: No Euthanasia website

Video about Euthanasia debate: ABC’s Vote Compass reveals how Australians feel about the issue: View Episode here

Can We Live with Legalised Euthanasia? What are the opponents to the Catholic viewpoint arguing? Andrew Denton’s  Argument: Read more here

3 Parent Baby

World’s first baby born of three-parent baby technique Read story here

Older scanned article from 2015 3-parent-babies-the-age20150205

Moral Decision Making

Morality and Ethics what-are-morality-and-ethics

Christian Decision Making being-moral-slides-from-intro-to-mitiog-course-2016

Being Moral MITIOG Outcomes:

Standard 4: Examines the role of human values in society and identifies the challenges associated with living a moral life.

Standard 5: Identifies processes through which an individual develops personal responsibility and an informed conscience

Standard 6: Evaluates the ways in which human morality has evolved over time and explores contemporary moral challenges from a Catholic perspective.

Link to secondary MITIOG Framework: Open MITIOG Human Sexuality 7-12 document