Refugees: An opportunity to grow together Joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day 2017 The Christian Bible tells the story of two men, Peter and Cornelius, utterly divided by religious belief and culture, who in encountering each other discovered a truth about God’s common will for them that neither had previously grasped. They… Continue Reading Caritas Internationalis joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day_20 Jun 2017
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MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 51st WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY «Fear not, for I am with you» (Is 43:5): Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time Access to the media – thanks to technological progress – makes it possible for countless people to share news instantly and spread it widely. That… Continue Reading Message from Pope Francis for World Communications Day, 28 May 2017 | Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time
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
On Friday 20th January 2017, the WA Council of Social Service (WACOSS) launched it’s latest campaign, “What If It Was Me?” at the WACOSS New Year Sector Breakfast at King’s Park. The breakfast was attended by JEDO Director, Carol Mitchell, and JEDO Administration Assistant, Maddy March-Anthony. The campaign is being run in the… Continue Reading WACOSS Media Release: “What If It Was Me?”
The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) has just announced the publication of the latest paper in its Catholic Social Justice Series, “Human Trafficking and Slavery: A response from Australian Catholics.” The paper is written by Christine Carolan and Noelene Simmons SM, members of the Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH). … Continue Reading Media Release: ACSJC announces a new paper on human trafficking
Bishop Vincent Long ofm conv, the Australian Catholic Bishops Delegate for Refugees, last week released a media statement in response to the Federal Government’s proposed legislation, which would ban those who arrive in Australia by boat from ever obtaining a visa to Australia. Read the media release here, or see below.
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
The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council’s Briefing for July is now up on the website. This month’s briefing announces the theme for the 2016-17 Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) Social Justice Statement: “A Place at the Table: Social justice in an ageing society.” From the Secretariat, John Ferguson: This year’s Statement is titled A Place… Continue Reading ACSJC July Briefing | 2016-17 Social Justice Statement theme announced
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) have released a statement on the upcoming election, calling for the voices of marginalised groups in Australian society to be considered and heard during the election campaign. The statement is called, “A Vote for the Voiceless,” and can be read here: click here. You can read and… Continue Reading Read the Australian Catholic Bishops’ statement in anticipation of the upcoming federal election
The WA Council of Social Service has put out a media release in response to the 2016-17 State Budget. You can read this statement below, or view a pdf version: click here. Social Investment Needed to Prevent High Costs Growth The WA State Budget charts a path back to surplus over the next four years, but… Continue Reading WACOSS Media Response to the WA Budget
New York, NY: At a colourful multifaith ceremony with Buddhist chants, Zoroastrian prayers and Sikh drumming at the Church Center for the UN, Ambassador Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly took delivery yesterday of the Interfaith Climate Change Statement to World Leaders (www.interfaithstatement2016.org). Amongst key Catholic signatories of the Statement are: Bishop Marcelo… Continue Reading Global Catholic Climate Movement Press Release: Prominent Faith Leaders Deliver Interfaith Climate Change Statement to U.N.
The February bulletin from the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) is now available to read on their website. This month’s bulletin contains information about the #LetThemStay campaign, which arose in response to the High Court’s ruling regarding offshore processing and detention of asylum seekers. In early February, CAPSA released a statement condemning the… Continue Reading Latest news from the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum
Australians should not be indifferent to human trafficking and can take simple steps to combat this global injustice, according to a statement released this week by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. The Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life (BCPL) and Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) are calling for a day of… Continue Reading The Record » Take action to end human trafficking
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has this week written a moving response in the lead up to the release of the clergy abuse themed drama, Spotlight. Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachael McAdams, Liev Schreiber and John Slattery, the film tells the story of the award winning investigative work of journalists at The Boston Globe… Continue Reading The Record: Archbishop Costelloe’s response to clergy abuse themed drama