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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.

helping the worldThe International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will be celebrated on 17 October 2014 with the theme, "Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty."

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 11:09

2014 World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday 2014Pope John Paul II described World Mission Sunday as"an important day in the life of the Church because it teaches how to give: as an offering made to God, in the Eucharistic celebration and for all the missions of the world". This year World Mission Day is Sunday 19 October 2014.

sport cover150We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 28 September. This year’s Social Justice Statement is titled: ‘A Crown for Australia: Striving for the best in our sporting nation,’ which celebrates the place of sport in our national life. The Statement also challenges us to look at sport’s darker side – the potential for violence, abuse and corruption.

Thursday, 18 September 2014 07:33

World Day of Peace 2014

peaceday2014Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

Monday, 01 September 2014 08:48

National Child Protection Week: 7-13 September

napcan150 2014The key messages for National Child Protection Week 2014 continue to be “Protecting Children is Everyone’s Business” and “Play Your Part”. The campaign invites you, your family, your workplace and your community to get involved in promoting the wellbeing and safety of children and young people in your local area. 

Monday, 18 August 2014 13:09

Stop the violence

candles150CRA President Sr Berneice Loch rsm reaffirmed the solidarity of Australian religious in praying for an end to the violence and human suffering in Iraq, Gaza, Syria and the Ukraine as prayer vigils for peace were recently held in the Brisbane archdiocese, writes Paul Dobbyn.

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 11:15

The Golden Rule liturgical resource

the-golden-rule-poster150The Golden Rule Poster, made available by the Columban Mission Institute's Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations, is a handy resource to introduce and teach human solidarity.

Sr Annette Cunliffe rsc 150Each of us is called to weigh our own attitude to money, resources and power, writes CRA President Sister Annette Cunliffe. How committed are we to people who are in real need, such as refugees, people sleeping on the streets, or those trying to stretch the weekly income to cover food and clothing for their children?