Progressio "has undergone many changes in its 70 years, but we have always stayed true to our core values and our determination to speak out against injustice and help eradicate poverty.
"Progressio, or The Sword of the Spirit as it was previously known, was formed on 1st August 1940 as a reaction to war and to Hitler’s rejection of ‘kinship and love’. Founded by a group of lay Catholics with the support of Cardinal Hinsley, The Sword of the Spirit was a “campaign of prayer, study and action [to] unite the citizens of this country in support [of] future peace”. (Cardinal Hinsley 1940)...
"In 1965, The Sword of the Spirit was renamed the Catholic Institute for International Relations (CIIR)...
"In 2006, CIIR changed its name to Progressio." 
Accessed July 2010: 
- Martin McEnery - chair
- Carolyn Williams
- Chris Smith
- Cornelius Murombedzi
- Dennis Sewell
- Ijeoma Ajibade
- John Barker
- Phil King
- Tim Livesey
Resources and articles
- Australian Coalition for Transitional Justice in East Timor
- Poverty and Conservation Learning Group
- Paul Vallely
- Robert Archer
- Nicolas Sireau - former head of communications
- Helena Molyneux