Perth Launch of the 2018-19 Social Justice Statement

A PLACE TO CALL HOME – Making A Home For Everyone In Our Land

The Perth Launch of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) ‘2018-19 Social Justice Statement’ took place on Thursday, 20th September 2018.

The event was hosted by Carol Mitchell the Director of the Justice, Ecology and Development Office (JEDO).  Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton launched the ‘2018-19 Social Justice Statement’.

  • Welcome to Country – Aunty Marie Taylor
  • Launch Address – Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton
  • Facilitator – Renay Grech (Mgr of Strategy, Implementation & Support CAPAC)
  • Panel – Debra Zanella (Ruah CEO)
  • Panel – Dcn Greg Lowe (WACMRO Director)
  • Panel – Desire Mallet (Friend of JEDO)
  • SJ Prayer – Adeline Bock (Year of Youth Coordinator CYM)

Perth Launch Photos:


 Archbishop Coleridge letter to SJS Groups

2018 SJS Summary 2018

Bulletin note

The Bishops would welcome promotion of the Statement in the weeks leading up to Social Justice Sunday. A possible entry in your parish bulletin or newsletter could be:

We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 30 September. This year, the Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled: ‘A Place to Call Home: Making a home for everyone in our land’.

The Statement challenges us all to confront Australia’s growing rate of homelessness and unaffordable housing.

For further details about the Social Justice Statement, visit the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council website ( or call (02) 8306 3499.

Associated resources

The ACSJC website ( will have resources available for download free of charge before Social Justice Sunday. They will include Social Justice Sunday Liturgy Notes, a PowerPoint presentation and resources for schools and social justice groups.

Prayer Cards and ‘Ten Steps’ leaflets can be ordered from the ACSJC on (02) 8306 3499 or by email:




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