From the Rector, Fr Tom Renshaw

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Friday 3 September 2021

Friendship: St Oscar Romero and soon to be Blessed Rutilio Grande SJ

When I was a student in Year 11, one of the Jesuits at the time decided to show a film in the Theatrette called Romero. This film had a profound impact on me, as I had been unaware of the civil war in El Salvador in the 1970s and 1980s, let alone the heroic role of Archbishop Oscar Romero culminating in his martyrdom while celebrating mass on 24 March 1980.
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From the Principal, Dr Paul Hine

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Friday 3 September 2021

For and With Others

During the week, I had the opportunity to speak with Michael Dunford (OR1986), Regional Director for the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in East Africa. In 2020, the WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, an international award of enormous stature, for its work in combatting hunger, in contributing to peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict. Michael’s work is on the edge: one among many of this current priorities in Kenya, where he lives with his young family, is to respond to the threat of civil war in neighbouring Ethiopia.
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