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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 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.

free west papuaAllegations of recent military and police intimidation, beatings and torture, kidnapping and murder in West Papua, have been documented in a new Church report based on a fact finding mission led by Josephite Sister Susan Connelly, reports The Catholic Leader.

Fr Frank Brennan sj2Decent Australians and Timorese expect a change on the negotations of a maritime boundary. Turnbull will have to stop preaching on the South China Sea if he is not prepared to act in the Timor Sea, writes Father Franks Brennan sj in Eureka Street.

Fr Bruce Duncan cssr150The western media largely missed the significance of Pope Francis’ February 2016 visit to Chiapas, in which he highlighted an indigenous social movement against neoliberalism and encouraged real participation in social reform, land ownership and empowerment of local and regional communities, writes Redemptorist Father Bruce Duncan.