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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.

soc justice statement 2015 cvrCRA 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.

Fr Claude Mostowik msc 150CRA Justice Network Coordinator, Fr Claude Mostowik msc, has written to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Peter Dutton, over his joke about rising sea levels in Pacific Island Nations, urging him to be informed on the issue, listen to voices of Pacific peoples and make a public apology.

praying handsLost for words in prayer at the enormity of the refugee crisis? Looking for a prayerful response to the devastating stories on refugees, war and displacement and other justice issues?

W Papua Report cvrOn August 15, 1962, the future of West Papua was determined by the Netherlands, Indonesia and the USA in the so-called “New York Agreement”. The voice missing was that of the West Papuan people. Read an eyewitness report of a recent visit to West Papua by Peter Arndt.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 20:33

Partnerships for peace and compassion

Fr Claude Mostowik msc 150It may be hard to imagine how Fr Claude Mostowik msc could do more to build partnerships for social justice advocacy, but he’s aiming to do even more as CRA’s new Justice Network Coordinator.

Monday, 03 August 2015 12:40

Homelessness Prevention Week

HPW Poster 150jpgOn any given night in Australia, 1 in 200 people are homeless. Homelessness Prevention Week, observed on 3-9 August 2015, calls on Australians to help end homelessness.

PopeFrancis150The Pope's address at the Second World Meeting of Popular Movements in Bolivia urged his audience to say "No" to an "economy of exclusion and inequality" in favour of a Christian model that meets the needs of every person. Read the Pope's strongest call yet for social justice.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 18:04

A voice for the voiceless

Sr Jane Keogh csm congressIn her address at the 2015 Australian Catholic Communications Congress, Sister Jane Keogh csb shared her personal story as a Brigidine Sister, teacher and social justice advocate and urged Catholic media delegates to be a voice for the poor and persecuted.