Welcome to the web site of Nangami,
the North Sydney Peace and Justice group.
This site is intended to provide articles of interest, news of upcoming events, and links to related sites, for parishioners of Our Lady Of the Way who seek to engage in dialogue and understanding around issues of peace and justice.
While our initial focus is on starting a conversation about asylum seekers and we are organising a Table Talk with this goal, we hope this group and its activities will be a catalyst for engaging parishioners in other issues related to peace and justice.
We intend to be inclusive and welcome people from outside our parish and faith to join with us in this journey.
Evangelli Gaudium paragraph 190:
Sometimes it is a matter of hearing the cry of entire peoples, the poorest peoples of the earth, since “peace is founded not only on respect for human rights, but also on respect for the rights of peoples”. Sadly, even human rights can be used as a justification for an inordinate defense of individual rights or the rights of the richer peoples. With due respect for the autonomy and culture of every nation, we must never forget that the planet belongs to all mankind and is meant for all mankind; the mere fact that some people are born in places with fewer resources or less development does not justify the fact that they are living with less dignity. It must be reiterated that “the more fortunate should renounce some of their rights so as to place their goods more generously at the service of others”. To speak properly of our own rights, we need to broaden our perspective and to hear the plea of other peoples and other regions than those of our own country. We need to grow in a solidarity which “would allow all peoples to become the artisans of their destiny”, since “every person is called to self-fulfilment”.