Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

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Field Recipe

Ox & Palm Bolognese A good spag bol was the simple bachelor staple dish of many our younger days, and everyone has their own special version. What to do though in a land without refrigeration or butcher’s fresh mince? At the occasional village feast, very fresh meat is on the menu, but this doesn’t happen […]

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Solidarity Nominations

Calling for Nominations: Palms’ 2017 Solidarity Awards Palms Australia’s Solidarity Awards were inaugurated in 2012 to recognise individuals, Australian organisations or groups who have acted in solidarity by cooperating across cultures to achieve a just, sustainable, interdependent and peaceful world free of poverty. Now in its sixth year, Palms Australia is seeking nominations for the […]

Liberation

Directors Report: We all need liberation

Mutual Development: Because we all need liberation. by Roger O’Halloran Based in the empowering values of mutually respectful relationships every Palms Orientation Course provides an opportunity for growth. Ranging from the impressively practical, to the patently profound, presenters unpack key ideas around keeping healthy, intercultural engagement and sustainable development. However, it is the participants interacting […]

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Changing Expectations

John Dorton, a Melbournian originally from the US, arrives in Kiunga, PNG, where he is mentoring staff of the Diocese. In a new placement one must be adaptable to changing roles, and it seems John has already come to expect the unexpected-  Not surprisingly, what was originally envisaged as my job has morphed. Not a […]


Friendships grow between people of different backgrounds and cultures because they meet as persons, not because they share a common heritage.
Such friendships grow because we all belong to the largest group of all, the human race. - Jean Vanier