Increasing resistance to Church and social justice movements in the Philippines

Photo by Bullit Marquez/AP: Sister Pat on way to court to fight her expulsion from the Philippines
A Social Policies Connections forum featuring Sister Pat Fox

Sr Pat Fox grew up in Box Hill, and joined the Sisters of Sion in 1969. She began by working with street kids and women in housing commission flats.

After studying law in the early 1980s, she worked in legal aid centres in Victoria, before volunteering for the Philippines in 1990. There, she worked in rural areas, and was later elected National Coordinator of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines.

More recently, she has worked with an Agricultural Workers Union.

Her support for people struggling for human rights and social justice antagonised powerful figures in the Philippines, and she was forced by President Duterte to leave in November 2018.

The Venue

Yarra Theological College Study Centre 34 Bedford Street Box Hill

Light refreshments served at 9pm. Admission free. Donations welcome.


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