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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.

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 10:29

Social justice in an ageing society

elderlyThe Social Justice Statement for 2016–17 urges us to challenge ‘ageism’ which stereotypes older people as being dependent, incapable or a burden on society and think about social justice and policies issues related to our ageing population, writes John Ferguson.

Sr Susan Connelly rsj 150It is amazing that Australian tax-payers’ money is being used to fight a small neighbour over where the fence-line should be. And with all the talk about “border protection”, there isn’t a border between Australia and Timor, says Josephite Sister Susan Connelly.

free west papuaChurch leaders are calling on the major political parties to end their double standards on human rights advocacy in the region with successive Australian governments ignoring human rights abuses by Indonesian security forces in West Papua while condemning similar abuses elsewhere in the region, reports The Catholic Leader.

Monday, 13 June 2016 23:30

Discussion guides on dignity and work

dignity and workThe Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) offers three short discussion guides that address critical issues concerning justice for Australia’s most vulnerable workers or for those who confront the reality of unemployment.

Friday, 03 June 2016 09:07

From just war to just peace

peace posterFr Claude Mostowik msc reflects on the need to rethink Catholic teaching on war and peace towards a spirituality of nonviolent peacemaking from his experience of a groundbreaking conference in Rome on this topic early this year.

Monday, 23 May 2016 12:47

NetAct releases 2016 election kit

ausflag150NetAct has published an election kit in the lead up to the Australian federal election to be used for reflection and discussion on current issues from the perspective of our humanity and faith.

free west papuaRead the report from a fact-finding mission to West Papua entitled "We Will Lose Everything". 

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 10:28

Revitalising the tools of nonviolence

Fr Claude Mostowik msc 150Listen to CRA Justice Coordinator Fr Claude Mostowik msc with other peace advocates on ABC Radio on rethinking the concept of "just war" after attending the groundbreaking conference in Rome on "Non-Violence and Just Peace" early this month.