Social Justice Statements

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Social Justice Statements – Office for Justice Peace and Ecology (OSJ)

Each year the Bishops issue a major statement for the coming year on Social Justice Sunday (the last Sunday in August). Related materials are produced including ten step leaflets, prayer cards, liturgy notes, community education resources, powerpoints etc.

  • To order hard copies from previous years’ Social Justice Statements including word copies contact us.
  • Or download a copy from the list below (from 2000 till now).

 

 2021-2022 | 2020-2021 | 2019-2020

2018-2019 |2017-20182016-2017 | 2015-2016 | 2014-2015

 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000


2021-2022: CRY OF THE EARTH, CRY OF THE POOR                                                                                                      

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2020-2021: TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL                                                                                                      Mental Health in Australia Today

Social Justice Statement 2020-21 - Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay

 

 

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Source: Social Justice Statements – Office for Social Justice (OSJ)

 


Link to the Social Justice Sunday Statement 2020-21 resource page.

Perth Launch of the 2020-21 Social Justice Statement

TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL – Mental Health in Australia Today

 

The Perth Launch of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) ‘2020-21 Social Justice Statement’ took place on Thursday, 20th August 2020.

The event was hosted by Carol Mitchell the Director of the Justice, Ecology and Development Office (JEDO).  Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton launched the

‘2020-21 Social Justice Statement’.

  • Welcome to Country – Aunty Marie Taylor
  • Launch Address – Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton
  • Facilitator – Damian Walsh (The Shopfront – Director)
  • Panel – Derek Boylen (Centre  for Life, Marriage & Family – CLMF – Director)
  • Panel – Laura Allison (Psychologist & Psych. Team Leader CEWA)
  • Social Justice Prayer – Deacon Paul Reid (Caritas)

Perth Launch Photos:

(L to R) Derek Boylen (CLMF),Carol Mitchell (JEDO), Damian Walsh (The Shopfront), Laura Allison (Psych. Team Leader CEWA), Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton, Dcn Paul Reid (Caritas) Photo Credit: Eric Martin


2019-2020: Making it Real                                                                                                                Genuine Human Encounter in Our Digital World


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  • Social Justice Statement 2019-20  PDF
  • Summary  PDF
  • Ten Steps  PDF
  • Prayer Card  PDF
  • Community Education Resource  PDF
  • Video
  • Launch Addresses  PDF
    • Beth Doherty
    • Margaret Van Heekeren
    • Bishop Vincent Long

 

Source: Social Justice Statements – Office for Social Justice (OSJ)

 

 


2018-2019: A Place to Call Home

 

Making a Home for Everyone in Our Land

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Source: Social Justice Statements – Office for Social Justice (OSJ)

 

 

 



Perth launch of the 2018-19 Social Justice Statement:

The Perth Launch of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) ‘Social Justice Statement’ took place on Thursday 21st September 2017 at the Newman Siena Centre in Doubleview.

The event was hosted by Carol Mitchell the Director of the Justice, Ecology and Development Office (JEDO).  Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton launched the ‘Social Justice Statement’ and Agency colleagues shared their experiences as well as what the ‘statement’ meant for them as a Catholic Agency and these included…

  • Damian Walsh – Director   –    The Shopfront
  • Vicky Burrows – Director   –    Aboriginal Catholic Ministry (ACM)
  • Cheryl Lennox-Bradley     –     ACM Council Member
  • Nigel Hayward                  –    Catholic Earthcare Australia (CEAWA)
  • Bronia Karniewicz            –    Director – Respect Life Office (Social Justice Prayer)
    • Aunty Marie Taylor –    Elder of the Wadjuk Peoples of the Nungar Nation                                                   (Welcome to Country)


 

2017-2018: Everyone’s Business
Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy

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Source: Social Justice Statements – Office for Social Justice (OSJ)


 

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2016-17: A Place at the Table:

Social justice in an ageing society”

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 Source: Social Justice Statements – Office for Social Justice (OSJ)

 


 

 

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2015-2016: For Those Who’ve Come Across the Seas: Justice for refugees and asylum seekers

 

Free to download:

  • Statement: PDF
  • Community Education Resource:PDF
  • Prayer card: here
  • Ten Steps: here
  • Video
  • Launch addresses:
    • Phil Glendenning
    • Mary Crock
    • Bishop Long

 

 


 Perth launch of the 2015-16 Social Justice Statement:

 


 

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