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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, 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?

Friday, 07 February 2014 11:15

World Day of the Sick 2014

world day of the sick"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.

Sunday, 15 December 2013 19:03

In watchfulness, longing and rebirth

Sr Suzette Clark rsc 150Despite widespread social injustice, advent reminds us we are people of hope, writes Sister Suzette Clark rsc.

Sr Clare Condon sgs150Sister 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.

Monday, 18 November 2013 21:32

Don't forget the poor

Sr Annette Cunliffe rsc 150Religious 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.

Lazarus coverWhat 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.