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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.

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.

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. 

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 07:56

Making our vote count

The CRA Justice Network reminds us to heed CRA President Sister Annette Cunliffe’s words, “Australians need to cast a vote that is responsible and principled”.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 19:52

This is the face of our brother and sister

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.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 21:44

A vote for justice that puts people first

The Gospel call challenges us to help create a just society. Through our prayer and discernment, we can cast a vote that is responsible and together we can make an impact by identifying where the injustices are, really listening to the people affected, and then harnessing the potential of all Religious and colleagues to influence change.