The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council’s (ACSJC) Briefing for April is now up on the website. The Briefing covers issues of Catholic social teaching in April 2017, highlighting resources, media items and diary events. It can be read here.
From the Secretariat, John Ferguson:
Last month, the Refugee Council of Australia released an excellent report, State of the Nation: Refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. Based on consultations around Australia over the past two years, the report provides a comprehensive investigation into the experiences of those seeking safety and settling in Australia within the broader context of the global crisis of human displacement.
Like the Catholic Bishops’ 2015–16 Social Justice Statement, For Those Who’ve Come Across the Seas, the Refugee Council’s report covers all stages of the perilous journeys of refugees, from displacement and flight from persecution, to settlement in communities – often struggling with language, poverty and trauma resulting from the journey or the way they have been treated by the Australian Government. Many of the recommendations are the same as the ones the Bishops make in their Statement…