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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.

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.

holy cross intl justice logoThe reflection series "Wake Up the World: Reflections with Pope Francis" explores justice issues through prayerful reflection of topics grounded on Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato si,’ his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) and other communications. 

coloured pencils educThe Society of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) has written its first intervention to the Commission for Social Development of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on popular education, a process successfully applied by RSCJ in Latin America.

FamilyViolenceForum2016"We are moving closer to almost two women who die due to family violence each week in Australia," said Good Samaritan Sister Michelle Reid who joined Paul Linossier, Chief Executive of Wesley Mission and other panellists at a public forum addressing family violence during the ‘Review, Reimagine, Renew’ mission conference.

marrakesh declaration logoIn January, Muslim leaders released the Marrakesh Declaration, a modern update to Muhammad’s Charter of Medina calling for religious freedom for non-Muslims in majority-Muslim countries and to declare that violence cannot be done in the name of Islam.

women abuseA recently published study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) showed that fleeing domestic and family violence is is a major cause of homelessness in Australia, according to a media release.