Social Justice News
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"When we draw near with tender love to those in need of care, we bring hope and God's smile to the contradictions of the world. When generous devotion to others becomes the hallmark of our actions, we give way to the heart of Christ and bask in its warmth." -Pope Francis' message for the 22nd World Day of the Sick, 11 February.
Sister Clare Condon, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict, has won the 2013 Human Rights Medal, reports the Australian Human Commission in a media release.
Religious men and women are only too aware of the 'joys and hopes, the griefs and anxities' of the poor in the world. Among those who urgently need our voice in protest and advocacy are refugees and aslyum seekers who are being treated with shameful disregard by the Australian Government, writes CRA President Sister Annette Cunliffe rsc.
What will we do, as individuals and as a nation, to help those most in need who sit at our gate? The 2013 Social Justice Statement urges Australians to help the world’s poorest and to work to combat poverty wherever it is found.
The 2013–2014 Social Justice Statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops calling the Australian government to renew its commitment to address global poverty, according to a media release from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council.
In preparation for the Federal Election, NetAct, a coalition of Catholic Social Justice, Welfare and Educational Agencies, has prepared a reflection paper on asylum seekers offering some suggestions for action we can take.