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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, 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.

Sr Denise Desmarchelier ibvmLoreto Sister Denise Desmarchelier is starting a social justice program to help Adelaide parishes respond to the immediate needs of the most vulnerable locally and to cast an eye wider to social injustice on a national and global scale, writes Rebecca DiGirolamo.

Monday, 13 April 2015 15:56

Domestic disaster

domesticviolence-150x150Brisbane Good Samaritan Sister Bernardina Sontrop hopes the latest State Government report on domestic violence can help slow the spread of an epidemic that claimed 17 lives in Queensland from 2012 to 2013, writes Peter Dobbyn.

Monday, 02 March 2015 10:00

International Women's Day

UN women150Celebrated globally on 8 March, International Women’s Day, will highlight the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed 20 years ago that sets the agenda for realizing women’s rights. While there have been many achievements since then, many serious gaps remain.

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:24

2015 World Day of Social Justice

acrath small posterThe theme for this year's World Day of Social Justice focuses on ending human trafficking and forced labour. All are encouraged to support efforts in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.

Monday, 15 December 2014 21:18

Thank you

Sr Suzette Clark rsc 150As Sister Suzette Clark rsc moves on from her role as Justice Network Coordinator at CRA, she offers her thanks for all the support and prayerful participation in the National Lament.