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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.

A successful educational partnership between the Archdiocese of Erbil, Catholic Religious Australia Queensland (CRAQld) and the Australian Catholic University (ACU) is helping to establish a peaceful and productive future for Christians in Iraq's north, writes Paul Dobbyn.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:29

Opportunities for justice this Lent

There are opportunities for engaging in justice this Lenten season, through events and advocacy campaigns on the following issues: asylum seekers, women and globalisation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 23:25

Advocacy: a Catholic tradition

Christian Brother Shane Wood writes about the nature of Catholic advocacy and how we can take part in the struggle of religious men and women who walk closely with those on the margins of the mainstream. 

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 13:19

Liturgical experience of justice

Dr Charles Rue ssc, Coordinator for the Columban Justice Peace and Integrity in Australia (JPICoz) understands the zeal for the sacred and the activism of the secular. He discusses the mutuality between liturgy and justice and points out that both give meaning and motive to each other,  yielding a richer spirituality of justice

You are invited to the national launch of the Social Justice Statement 2012–2013, "The Gift of Family in Difficult Times: The social and economic challenges facing families today."

Thursday, 30 August 2012 13:53

National Child Protection Week

The Church’s National Committee for Professional Standards invites every Catholic in Australia to take an active part in National Child Protection Week from 2-8 September and, in particular, follow the liturgy to pray for the safety of our children on Child Protection Sunday. 

Preparations for the observance of this week has been coordinated by a committee of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) and has been overwhelmed by the response and request for additional material.

Thursday, 19 April 2012 10:13

Women working for world-wide justice

Globe outside UN, New York CRA’s Justice Network Coordinator, Sister Suzette Clark rsc recently joined women from all over the world for the United Nations (UN) 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York.

Wednesday, 04 April 2012 16:37

Standing for justice at Easter

Fr Steve Curtin sjAt Easter we remember how Jesus placed himself with detainees, prisoners and others throughout history who have been reviled and tortured. Where are we when this is happening in our world today asks Father Steve Curtin sj.

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