Mission and Justice

Mission and Justice

Iona College takes seriously the Gospel imperative to care for those in need and so we take a broad approach to this strategy which assists the dignity of all God’s people.

Fr Tim Long O.M.I. Memorial Immersion, Sri Lanka

Firstly, Iona is committed to care and support members of the college community: students, staff, families and others, regardless of background, religion or circumstance.

Also, in keeping with the missionary nature of our Oblate spirituality, Iona College reaches out in a co-ordinated manner to those who are in need locally, nationally and internationally.

There are usually four aspects to this outreach approach here at Iona: education (learning about an issue and educating others about it); fundraising (raising funds for the needy); practical assistance (ranges from spending time with the homeless in Brisbane through the Rosies charity, to building new classrooms for children in Fiji, and working in the local community in Sri Lanka); and prayer (praying for the needs and contexts of the poor and needy).

Our sense of mission presupposes that we, as members of the Iona College community, are committed to the teachings of Jesus in the Gospels. Mission and justice is a significant part of the philosophical fabric of Iona College and each year there are many age-appropriate opportunities for involvement.