November 02, 2015

MIA Prayer Intention for the Coming Week: for the Bender family, as well as the people of Chinchilla, Queensland

Prayers are asked by Berneice Loch rsm (Institute Leader ISMAPNG) for the Bender family, as well as the people of Chinchilla, west-northwest of Brisbane, Queensland, who have been working tirelessly for the protection of the land, water, air and community health.

Recently George Bender took his own life, seemingly no longer able to cope with the unrelenting burden which the Coal Seam Gas (CSG) industry had imposed upon him. For some time, CSG companies sought to gain access to George’s land and he had fought a courageous and tireless campaign to keep them off his property. A visit to the region organised by the Sisters of Mercy coincided with this tragedy.

Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA

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