‘Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor’ – 2021/22 Social Justice Statement – now available


‘Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor’
the Australian Catholic Bishops
Social Justice Statement 2021-22
is now available


“The signs of the times are clear –
we know that we human beings
need a change of
heart, mind, and behaviour.”

Social Justice Statement 2021-22
You can now download and read the Social Justice Statement 2021-22 and share it with your family, friends and communities.
‘Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor’

Promotional Video
The Bishops come together to promote the Statement and call for all people to join them in responding to the signs of the times and pursuing the Laudato Si’ Goals. You can share the link via YouTube or download the video from the ‘Media Assets’ button.
Watch and Share

Prayer Cards and Social Justice Sunday Liturgy Notes
To help reflection on the principles and theological foundation offered in the statement, the Office has created five prayer cards to be used across the next seven years of the Laudato Si’ Goals journey. There are also liturgy notes and bulletin notices for use on Social Justice Sunday.
Pray and Reflect

The Statement is also available in audio format in the form of three podcasts. This can be used for reflection, prayer, sharing, in groups or individually.

Action Cards and Media Assets
To support the promotion of the statement, resources and our next action steps, you can utilise the action cards and various media assets, including the promotional video, website banners and social media tiles.
Act and Promote

Watch the Launch
Over 300 people joined us from across the country to launch the statement on Thursday the 5th of August. They heard from Sherry Balcombe, Manager of Aboriginal Catholic Ministry, Melbourne, Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv and Fr Joshtrum Isaac Kureethadam. You can watch the launch here.
Watch the Recorded Live Stream

Follow the Journey
For continued updates, the latest in Catholic Social Thought, prayers, videos and resources, like and follow us on social media.
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Finally, you may have noticed our name has changed to the ACBC Office for Justice, Ecology and Peace. This is also an action from the Statement, to better represent the integrated nature of social justice, ecological justice and bringing about peace in the world.

We look forward to walking with you as we respond together to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.  Today is just the start of the journey.


Yours sincerely,

Dr Sandie Cornish
ACBC Office for Justice, Ecology and Peace

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