Action for Justice, Peace and Care of Creation
The Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands have set up the Las Casas Centre to support action for justice, peace and the care of creation.
The Centre's patron is Bartolome de Las Casas (1484-1566), who migrated from Spain to the West Indies in 1502. He was a priest-colonist, then a Dominican friar, later a Bishop. He befriended the Indigenous people who were cruelly massacred and exploited by conquistadores and settlers.
From 1514 till his death he became a defender of the Indians. He fought at the Spanish court and in the New World for full human rights for the Indian peoples. From the Indigenous people of his time – ‘the poor’, Las Casas was moved to rediscover the radical challenge of the Gospel ... It is our challenge also.
Las Casas Library
The catalogue includes a wide cross section of titles.
Las Casas Centre
Telephone: (02) 9715 3935