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15
Jan

The End of Poverty

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Jeffrey Sachs draws on his remarkable 25 years’ experience to offer a thrilling and inspiring vision of the keys to economic success in the world today. In the end, readers will be left not with an understanding of how daunting the world’s problems are, but how solvable they are – and why making the effort […]

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03
Dec

The Only Gift That Counts- Jon Owen

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The following thought is from Jon Owen of Urban Neighbours of Hope. Jon has been a regular speaker at the Forum, and lives and works in the community in Mt. Druitt in Sydney’s Western suburbs. He and his family live out the idea of servant leadership in a very tangible and humble way amongst their […]

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01
Dec

Henri Nouwen: A Leadership Profile – Madeleine Jones

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Henri Nouwen, born January 24 1932, was defined by three passions; faith, education and social justice. Henri was ordained a Catholic priest in 1957, however continued studying psychology, as opposed to theology, to explore the human element of faith. From 1966-1981 Henri taught pastoral theology at the University of Notre Dame and Yale Divinity School. […]

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30
Nov

Reconnecting with Compassion – Krista Tippett

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The term “compassion” — typically reserved for the saintly or the sappy — has fallen out of touch with reality. At a special TEDPrize@UN, journalist Krista Tippett deconstructs the meaning of compassion through several moving stories, and proposes a new, more attainable definition for the word. Title: Reconnecting with Compassion Author: Krista Tippett Format: TedTalk […]

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19
Nov

My Rebel Mom – A Biography of Cecilia Flores-Oebanda

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We were grateful to have Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, an esteemed freedom fighter and modern day slavery abolitionist, as a keynote speaker at the 2015 National Student Leadership Forum in Canberra. She shared her quite remarkable and unbelievable story with the group, and although hearing her in person enables you to feel the power, love and hope […]

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19
Oct

Te Whiti: The Forgotten Forerunner of Non-violent Resistance by Dave Andrews

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The following is a chapter from the book “People of Compassion” written by Dave Andrews, a speaker at the 2009 Nationals Student Leadership Forum. The book is a wonderful compilation of the life stories of real people, gathered from across the ages and continents, who have embodied compassion and whose faith inspired them to use […]

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15
May

COMMUNITY AND GROWTH – JEAN VANIER

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Title: Community and Growth Author: Jean Vanier Format: Book Year Published: 1979 Publisher, City: Darton Longman & Todd Ltd, London Access: Available to borrow in hard copy from the NSLF Library. Contact the librarian to arrange collection.

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08
May

Don’t Look Back – Philippa Tyndale

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When David was left shivering at the end of a dusty road leading to a New Zealand orphanage at the age of nine it seemed his prospects could not have been bleaker, yet somehow this scared little boy managed to not only survive but flourish. At the age of fifteen David set up a his […]

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15
Jan

Adam God’s Beloved – Henri J. M. Nouwen

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Book Review written by Madeleine Jones, a 2015 NSLF Intern In Adam God’s Beloved, Henri (a priest and theologian) moves to a community home in Canada providing full time care for heavily disabled young adults. He tells the story of his relationship with a man, named Adam. Reading of Henri’s friendship with Adam enriched me, […]

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03
Dec

House of Hope

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Jon Owen has been a community seminar speaker at NSLF in both 2014 and 2012. He and his wife Lisa work in western Sydney with Urban Neighbours of Hope. The following article by Tim Elliot was published in the Sydney Magazine of the Sydney Morning Herald on January 20, 2012 Heroin has a way of […]

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