Walk for Awareness

The picture below is just a part of the Shalom College representation at the ‘Walk for Awareness’ that took place in Bundaberg recently.  This was a ‘walk for Mercy’ for which Catherine would have been proud.

So far this year, one person, mostly women and children, have lost their lives to family violence every four days in Australia.  With more than 50% of police work hours devoted to responding to Domestic Violence, is it any wonder that police resources are so strained and that they find it difficult to respond to other crimes?  Treating people with respect and demanding that respect, shouldn’t be an extraordinary thing.  It should be a very ordinary thing.  We hope that our young people are becoming more aware of this problem and will be better equipped to not tolerate poor behaviour when they hear or see that happen.  It’s up to each of us.