Christmas Blessings to you all!
The Justice, Ecology and Development Office (JEDO) thanks you for your continued support during the course of the year, and looks forward to working closer with you, and achieving so much more with your help in 2019.
Whilst in preparation for Christmas, may we keep Jesus at the forefront of our activities at this special time of the year. May we also be reminded of the many people who are undergoing struggles of their own. For those who have lost loved ones, and those who feel that they do not have anywhere to turn in their time of need.
For it is through small actions that we can achieve bigger things. In having compassion and love for our neighbours, that we are driven to action in order to obtain justice for all peoples. As we pray for our family and friends, let us also keep in prayer all of our neighbours, including our migrant friends who are currently in ‘a state of limbo’ wherever they may be.
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:
Carol Mitchell (JEDO Director) Photo Credit: Beryl Rahman
(L to R) Carol Mitchell (JEDO), Adeline Bock (CYM), Renay Grech (CAPAC), Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton,
Debra Zanella (Ruah), Desire Mallet, Dcn Greg Lowe (WACMRO) Photo Credit: Beryl Rahman
Aunty Marie Taylor (Noongar Elder) Photo Credit: Beryl Rahman
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 (www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au) or call (02) 8306 3499.
The ACSJC website (www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au/publications/social-justice-statements) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.