Sr Patricia Pak Poy RSM and the Ban on Landmines

I had the great pleasure today to meet for a short time Sr Patricia Pak Roy RSM, a member of the Australian Network to Ban Landmines and editor of the book A Path is Made by Walking It: Reflections on the Australian Network to Ban Landmines 1991-2006. We talked about her international advocacy work and her Christian inspiration – how her concerns in the campaign to ban the use of landmines is based on a profound sympathy (or “compassion” to use Jon Sobrino’s words) with the victims of these landmines. I am struck how Christian advocacy is born in a preferential alliance with the poor and crucified people. I am also struck by what Denise Ackermann once told a meeting organised by the Jesuit Social Justice Secretariat: “You members of the Ignatian family cannot remain silent or inactive with regard to global issues of injustice and suffering, as you have the opportunity to act: you have presence in the field of suffering, you have academic institutions that allow you to study global issues, and you have influence in the world of decision makers as many of those have been your students”. I think this is a truth not only for the Jesuits and the Ignatian family, but for the Church as a whole. Sr Patricia is a good example of this endeavour.

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One response to “Sr Patricia Pak Poy RSM and the Ban on Landmines

  1. hey i was wondering what do u do for a living

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