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Social Justice News

For news and resources on specific justice issues (Asylum seekers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice, Ecological Justice, Economic Justice and Human Trafficking), please proceed to Issues & Advocacy.

Monday, 13 February 2017 12:08

Flipping the script

Fr Claude Mostowik msc 150Father Claude Mostowik msc reflects on transforming a difficult situation with active nonviolence in response to anger and hostility as a path to peace.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 12:23

Josephite Sister seeks outcome on Timor Gap

Sr Susan Connelly rsj 150Josephite Sister Susan Connelly urges Australians to maintain pressure on the Federal Government to negotiate a fair maritime boundary with East Timor, reports The Catholic Leader.

homeless manCatholic ministries joined other Victorian homelessness, housing and social services organisations in an open letter asking for a shift in the conversation away from vilifying rough sleepers to a focus on the lack of affordable housing.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 23:01

Resources on peace and children's rights

childrens rights report 2016 cvrThe CRA Justice Network offers two main areas for study, reflection and prayer over the holidays and beyond: peace making and the rights of children.

homeless manCatholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) joins over 200 social services organisations calling on the Prime Minister to provide long-term funding to prevent homelessness and support vulnerable women and children.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 11:30

Call to peace

peace posterWhen violence and hatred in speech and in attitude are proposed as normal, it is time for peace movements, in Australia and elsewhere, to rise up and renew their commitment to nonviolence and peacemaking, writes CRA Justice Coordinator Father Claude Mostowik msc.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 18:30

Don't cut Newstart

CRA Yr of Mercy 2In a media release, Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) expresses its support for those who call for an increase in Newstart allowance rather than imposing stricter obligations upon Australians on welfare payments.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 17:29

Poverty on the rise in Australia

dignity and workThe Australian Council of Social Service's new report shows that 731,300 children and nearly three million of the general population are living in poverty.

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