Loreto leader urges "sharp" approach to election

Australian Loreto Provincial Leader Sr Christine Burke has said the election is a time for those who are not politicians to engage in the political process and to take seriously their responsibility as citizens.

In a letter circulated on Friday, she urged the Loreto family to take seriously their responsibility as citizens.

Sr Burke wrote that as professesed sisters, it was imperative "to sharpen our engagement with church and world", but that this call also extends to the wider community.

"In Australia we have the opportunity to do this with the forthcoming election," Sr Burke said.

"A variety of organisations have put out questions which can be used to focus the awareness of local members on areas of concern such as the Nuclear debate, Environment and climate change."

Sr Burke also said issues such as the Iraq war, IR laws, Housing, Indigenous affairs and exclusion of Asylum seekers needs to be addressed.

"All these and more can be connected at various points with the Gospel challenge and commitment to the Common Good."

Sr Christine Burke IBVM: Sharpening our engagement with the World (loreto.org.au 19/10/07)

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23 Oct 2007