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Ms Thelma Parker Chairperson, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council Head of Campus, Mt Isa Flexible Learning Centre Thelma Parker is an Aboriginal woman from Wangkamana/Warluarra and Kalkadoon clan group. She was born in Cloncurry and lived the majority of her early life in western Queensland. Thelma has vast experience in achieving positive educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. She is the Chairperson for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) and works as the Head of School at the Edmund Rice Education Australia Mount Isa Flexible Learning School. Dr Patricia Hindmarsh Catholic Educator Patricia Hindmarsh has been a teacher and educational leader within Catholic Education at primary and secondary level. She spent five years as Coordinator of the Sydney-based Mission and Justice Education Program and has lived and worked in the remote Indigenous Warmun Community in Western Australia. Trish was a founding member of the Catholic Earthcare Australia Committee and has a continuing interest in peace, justice and ecology. Trish spent six years as a senior consultant within the Sydney Catholic Education Office and five years as Director of Catholic Education in Tasmania. Her doctoral studies relate to education for sustainability within Catholic school settings. Miss Terese Corkish Youth Engagement Officer, Catholic Earthcare Australia Terese Corkish is a twenty-two year old climate activist who has been involved in the climate movement since the age of 15. She joined the Catholic Earthcare Australia team as the youth engagement officer in 2014. Terese has grown up in a family environment which has supported her passion for climate justice. Terese is also an advocate on other progressive causes such as gender equality, refugees and human rights. She believes her passion is intricately linked with her faith and how much she values social justice. Terese sees her faith as a call to take action.

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The Francis Effect II - Praised Be You - On Care for our Common Home  

Twelve prominent Catholic leaders from various sectors and ministries of the Australian Church offer their perspectives on Pope Francis’ enc...

The Francis Effect II - Praised Be You - On Care for our Common Home  

Twelve prominent Catholic leaders from various sectors and ministries of the Australian Church offer their perspectives on Pope Francis’ enc...

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