Social Justice News
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The Justice, Ecology and Development Office last month joined hundreds of West Australians in welcoming refugees, migrants and visitors to Australia at a family fun day at John MacMillan Park, reports Jamie O'Brien.
Father Claude Mostowik msc, Justice Network Coordinator of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA), has challenged the national broadcaster, the ABC, on its misleading information on the unstable situation in Jerusalem and the West Bank to the Australian public through its pro-Israel bias even though there has been suffering for both peoples.
The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has marked Anti-Poverty Week 2015 with the launch of the ‘Sick with worry…’ report containing stories from the front-line of inequality and 14 recommendations for action, as urged by Vinnies CEO John Falzon's moving oration in Canberra.
Anti-Poverty Week is a week where all Australians are encouraged to organise or take part in an activity aiming to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship, established in Australia as an expansion of the UN's annual International Anti-Poverty Day on October 17.
The Territories of Life toolkit is a free resource of 10 short videos to bring stories of resistance, resilience and hope to communities on the frontline of the global rush for land, aiming to spark discussions and help build capacity of communities facing the loss of land rights.
Father Claude Mostowik msc, Justice Network Coordinator of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA), has criticised the move by Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to seek a place for Australia's membership on the United Nations Security Council or on the UN Commission for Human Rights amid the government's appalling treatment of asylum seekers in offshore detention centres.
CRA Justice Network Coordinator Fr Claude Mostowik msc, speaking as President of Pax Christi Australia, has called on the Australian government to give much-needed financial aid for food and medical supplies to civilians in Syria instead of extending bombing raids on IS targets.