Tag: Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, 6th April | United Nations

  The 6th April is observed by the United Nations every year as the International Day of Sport for Development of Peace, to acknowledge and promote sport as a way to advance human rights, development and peace.   On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2017, the UN are launching the digital… Continue Reading International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, 6th April | United Nations

Day of Prayer and Fasting for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Sunday 5th March

This coming Sunday 5th March, the first Sunday in Lent, is being recognized by the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) as a Day of Prayer and Fasting  for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. As the NCCA says, “The situation of many thousands of refugees and asylum seekers throughout the world calls Christians to respond.… Continue Reading Day of Prayer and Fasting for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Sunday 5th March

Statements from the Archbishop of Perth and ACBC President on the Final Hearings for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The final hearings for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse began on Monday 6th January 2017. Both the Catholic Archbishop of Perth, Timothy Costelloe SDB, and the President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC), Archbishop Denis Hart, have released statements prior to the commencement of these final hearings. You can… Continue Reading Statements from the Archbishop of Perth and ACBC President on the Final Hearings for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Message from Pope Francis for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 15 January 2017

The 15th January 2017 is the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. In his message for 2017, Pope Francis draws attention to the plight of “Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless.” You can read his full message here, or read an except below.   This is also an opportunity and reminder to read and reflect on the… Continue Reading Message from Pope Francis for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 15 January 2017

International Human Solidarity Day, 20th December 2016

The 20th December 2016 is International Human Solidarity Day, which is observed every year by the United Nations to promote and celebrate the concept of solidarity, which is central to the aims of the United Nations as an organisation, and to the Sustainable Development Goals.   The United Nations says that International Human Solidarity Day… Continue Reading International Human Solidarity Day, 20th December 2016

International Migrants Day, 18 December 2016 | United Nations

  The 18th December 2016 is International Migrants Day, a day observed annually by the United Nations and countries throughout the world to acknowledge and celebrate the rights of migrants and to draw attention to the current issues and opportunities surrounding global migration.   The United Nations recently (September 2016) adopted a set of committments known as the New York… Continue Reading International Migrants Day, 18 December 2016 | United Nations

WA Seniors Week 2016 and the ACBC Social Justice Statement on Ageing

Last week, from the 6th to the 13th November, Seniors Week was celebrated Australia wide, including in Western Australia.   WA Seniors Week is:  …an annual state-wide celebration that recognises and thanks seniors for their contributions to the community. Activities throughout Seniors Week are designed to challenge negative stereotypes of seniors and present a positive… Continue Reading WA Seniors Week 2016 and the ACBC Social Justice Statement on Ageing

The Record | “It is time to bring them here” – ACBC President calls for end to offshore detention

  Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President Archbishop Denis Hart, has last week called for an end to the offshore detention of refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island. In what he described as “one of the greatest crises of our day,” Archbishop Hart lamented the current situation faced by people forced from their… Continue Reading The Record | “It is time to bring them here” – ACBC President calls for end to offshore detention

The Record | 2016 SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT: Perth launch heralds personal story

  By Rachel Curry Described as a text that will touch the heart of every person in our society, the Australian Catholic Bishops’ 2016-2017 Social Justice Statement has been launched locally in Perth by Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton. A Place at the Table: Social Justice in an Ageing Society was launched on Tuesday, 20 September… Continue Reading The Record | 2016 SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT: Perth launch heralds personal story

Parliament right to ditch cuts to benefits for poor and disadvantaged communities | ACBC Media Release

      Media Release | 14 September 2016   Parliament right to ditch cuts to benefits for poor and disadvantaged communities   Plans to place the burden of budget repair on those who can least afford it were wrong morally and economically.   The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has welcomed the Federal Parliament’s decision… Continue Reading Parliament right to ditch cuts to benefits for poor and disadvantaged communities | ACBC Media Release

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