The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council’s (ACSJC) Briefing for December is now up on the website. The Briefing covers issues of Catholic social teaching in December 2018, highlighting resources, media items and diary events. It can be read here (ACSJC_Monthly Briefing_No 207)
- Social Justice Events (WA)
- Until 10 December. Campaign: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
- 6 December. Freo Refugee Rights Action Network Meetings.
- 20 December. Cost of Living report launch and panel conversation.
On behalf of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council and my colleagues in the Secretariat, I would like to thank you for your support throughout the year and for your many works for justice inspired by Jesus Christ.
To our readers and subscribers – for spreading the hopeful message of justice and peace;
To our authors, editors, graphic designers, printers and distributors who help us fashion and promote the message throughout Australia and abroad;
To our Diocesan Social Justice Contacts – for your collegiality and great support in fostering the passion for social justice in your dioceses and particularly in broadcasting the message of Social Justice Sunday;
To every student, school, parish, religious congregation and lay association we have had the opportunity to collaborate with in the shared work for justice;
For sister organisations of the Bishops Conference and numerous ecumenical, inter-faith and civil society campaigns ranging from justice for the First Peoples of Australia to addressing the plight of refugees and asylum seekers on Manus and Nauru;
And to current and former members of this Secretariat – for your unique contribution to the work of the agency over the years. I am particularly grateful to Dr David Brennan, who is about to take up retirement after 13 years of dedicated service as the ACSJC‘s Editing and Research Officer.
May Advent provide the prayerful space we all need at this busy time to reflect on the year gone by and, with our families, in our communities and for the world, to raise our hopes as we prepare for the coming of the Prince of Peace.
Wishing you every joy and blessing of Christmas.
National Executive Officer
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The diary includes the dates of significant events, anniversaries and special days which celebrate particular aspects of social justice. The Diary provides a social justice program for the full year. Information and ideas for prayer and reflection are included. This is an essential resource for teachers and parishes and a great Christmas gift. The order form is on the ACSJC website. … see more Publications
In this webinar, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade presenters will explain why children need care and protection, and the role of development agencies to protect children. The presenters will describe some of the risks children can be exposed to through development and humanitarian programs, and the ways these risks can be managed. They will also provide information on the support materials available to partners. … Read more
This includes information about social justice events by various organisations around Australia. Event details may have changed since being posted – please confirm with the organiser.
A massive funding injection is needed into social housing and homeless services, says the former head of the St Vincent de Paul Society, John Falzon. He called on both sides of politics to make housing a priority. ‘We need a massive investment, in the order of $10 billion, in social housing otherwise we will never address homelessness. People need a place to call home, not just a bed for the night. It is hard to get a job, go to school or access training if you don’t have a stable, safe environment.’ … see more News items
We celebrate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (1948). Australia was a founding member of the UN and played a prominent role in the negotiation of the UN Charter in 1945. Australia was also one of eight nations involved in drafting the Universal Declaration. Australia has remained a supporter of human rights throughout international treaty negotiations. Australia has ratified almost all of the major international human rights instruments. … see more Diary items
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