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Mental Health Week_9th -16th October 2021 (World Mental Health Day_10th October)

www.mentalhealthweek.org.au Click HERE to download the Australia Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) 2020-21 Social Justice Statement on LIVING LIFE TO THE FULL:  Mental Health in Australia Today.   SJS 2020-21 Prayer Jesus, you invite us all into the fullness of life. May we support one another to flourish in body, mind and spirit. Strengthen our commitment… Continue Reading Mental Health Week_9th -16th October 2021 (World Mental Health Day_10th October)

World Teachers’ Day_5th October 2021

World Teachers’ Day   5 OCTOBER World Teachers’ Day is held annually on 5 October to celebrate all teachers around the globe.  It commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers, and standards for their initial preparation and further… Continue Reading World Teachers’ Day_5th October 2021

World Habitat Day_4th October 2021

 www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au “Solutions begin with small steps individuals can take to alter the way our cities function. We must reduce the amount of waste we produce, and, at the same time, start seeing it as a valuable resource that can be re-used and recycled, including for energy.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres The United Nations designated the… Continue Reading World Habitat Day_4th October 2021

International Day of Non-Violence_2nd October 2021

 www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au “Just peace is the goal, nonviolence is the way. A sustainable culture of peace can only be established by nonviolence that absolutely respects human dignity. Rooted in the interconnectedness of God’s creation, it also opens the way to an ‘integral ecology’ , as expressed by Pope Francis in Laudato Si’. Violence undermines this interconnectedness. Nonviolence… Continue Reading International Day of Non-Violence_2nd October 2021

International Day for Older Persons_1st October 2021

www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au “The year 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and the 30th Anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons. This year has also seen an emergence of COVID-19, that has caused an upheaval across the world. Considering the higher risks confronted by older persons during the outbreak of pandemics such as COVID-19, policy and… Continue Reading International Day for Older Persons_1st October 2021

Social Justice Trends_September 2021

Office for Social Justice, Ecology and Peace (JEP) Dear Friend, In September, we celebrate the Season of Creation by exploring the theme for this year, “A Home for All? Renewing the Oikos of God”. FROM THE OFFICE Global Vaccine Equity Action Bishop Vincent Long has spoken about the importance of a waiver of parts of an International Trade agreement… Continue Reading Social Justice Trends_September 2021

World Maritime Day – 30 September 2021

www.un.org   World Maritime Day 30 September 2021 PHOTO:©IMO The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the professionalism and sacrifice of the two million seafarers who serve on the world’s merchant fleet. Shipping has continued to transport more than 80% of world trade, including vital medical supplies, food and other basic goods that are critical for the… Continue Reading World Maritime Day – 30 September 2021

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons | 26 September 2021

www.un.org   International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 26 September Sculpture depicting St. George slaying the dragon. The dragon is created from fragments of Soviet SS-20 and United States Pershing nuclear missiles.  PHOTO:UN Photo/Milton Grant Achieving global nuclear disarmament is one of the oldest goals of the United Nations. It was the subject… Continue Reading International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons | 26 September 2021

107th World Day of Migrants & Refugees_Sunday, 26th September 2021

  Migrants & Refugees TOWARDS AN EVER WIDER “WE” The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) since 1914. It is always an occasion to express concern for different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for them as they face many challenges; and to increase awareness about the opportunities… Continue Reading 107th World Day of Migrants & Refugees_Sunday, 26th September 2021

2021 Season of Creation Resources from Catholic Earthcare Australia

    Season of Creation 2021 – Reflection for Parishes (pdf)     #act4ourcommonhome (pdf)   Dear Catholic Earthcare parish friends, It has been awhile since I shared across our Earthcare Parish network. It has been lovely to hear that some parishes are undertaking the Five Leaf Eco Award steps. Good Luck. Our Alive in… Continue Reading 2021 Season of Creation Resources from Catholic Earthcare Australia

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

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