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Intl Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination_21st March 2019

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 21 March    Children in a camp for internally displaced people in Haiti. UN Photo/Logan Abassi 2019 Theme: Mitigating and countering rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies Racist extremist movements based on ideologies that seek to promote populist, nationalist agendas are spreading in various parts of… Continue Reading Intl Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination_21st March 2019

International Women’s Day_8th March 2019

International Women’s Day_8th March 2019 The origins of the International Women’s Day can be traced to the labour movements that emerged at the return of the twentieth century in North America and Europe.  In 1910 Clara Zetkin, the leader of Women’s Office of Germany’s Social Democratic Party tabled the idea of an International Women’s Day… Continue Reading International Women’s Day_8th March 2019

Project Compassion Sunday_3rd March 2019

Project Compassion On Ash Wednesday, Caritas Australia, the international aid and development agency of the Catholic Church, launches its annual Project Compassion appeal – one of Australia’s largest humanitarian fundraising and awareness raising campaigns.   Project Compassion runs through the six weeks of Lent.  It brings together communities across the country in solidarity with the… Continue Reading Project Compassion Sunday_3rd March 2019

World Wildlife Day_3rd March 2019

http://www.wildlifeday.org/ An African male lion in the Ugandan wilderness. Photo WCS /Julie Larsen Maher “On World Wildlife Day, I call on people around the world to help raise awareness and to take personal action to help ensure the survival of the world’s big cats and all its precious and fragile biological diversity.” — UN Secretary-General António… Continue Reading World Wildlife Day_3rd March 2019

2008: Apology to the Stolen Generations by Australian Government

https://www.reconciliation.org.au/what-is-reconciliation/ https://www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au/files/SJSandresources/2006_SJS_Statement.pdf The Heart of Our Country: Dignity and Justice for our Indigenous Brothers and Sisters (2006 Social Justice Statement from the ACBC)   Let us Pray: O God, the source of all that is human, it is in your image that we are created. Be present with us, as we consider the importance of… Continue Reading 2008: Apology to the Stolen Generations by Australian Government

Catholic Mission concert held to raise awareness to those less fortunate

Catholic Mission concert held to raise awareness to those less fortunate 07 Feb 2019 by The Record Lumina, a Western Australian based ensemble under the direction of Cameron van Reyk, perform during Catholic Mission’s Christmas concert on 6 December. Photo: Supplied.   By Olivia Bunter The pews at St Patrick’s Basilica in Fremantle were filled with… Continue Reading Catholic Mission concert held to raise awareness to those less fortunate

Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for February 2019

FEBRUARY Universal: For a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence. Human Trafficking “Although we try to ignore it, slavery is not something from other times.  Faced with this tragic reality, no one can wash their hands of it without being, in  some way, an accomplice to this crime against humanity.… Continue Reading Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for February 2019

World Day of Social Justice_20th February 2019

Thousands of migrant workers, mainly from Egypt and Tunisia, wait to cross into Tunisia from Libya. UNHCR/A Duclos “Migrant workers, like all workers, are entitled to fair treatment and fair treatment for migrant workers is also key to preserving the social fabric of our societies and to sustainable development.” — Message from ILO Director-General, Mr. Guy Ryders… Continue Reading World Day of Social Justice_20th February 2019

27th World Day of the Sick_11th February 2019

  Message of His Holiness Pope Francis “You received without payment; give without payment” (Mt 10:8)   Dear Brothers and Sisters, “You received without payment; give without payment” (Mt 10:8). These are the words spoken by Jesus when sending forth his apostles to spread the Gospel, so that his Kingdom might grow through acts of gratuitous love.… Continue Reading 27th World Day of the Sick_11th February 2019

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