Office for Social Justice, Ecology and Peace (JEP) Dear Friend, In September, we celebrate the Season of Creation by exploring the theme for this year, “A Home for All? Renewing the Oikos of God”. FROM THE OFFICE Global Vaccine Equity Action Bishop Vincent Long has spoken about the importance of a waiver of parts of an International Trade agreement… Continue Reading Social Justice Trends_September 2021
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Season of Creation A home for all? Renewing the Oikos of God 1st September (Day of Prayer for Creation) to 4th October 2021 (Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi) Pope Francis states that the Season of Creation is a “season of increased prayer and effort on behalf of our common home.”… Continue Reading Season of Creation_1st September to 4th October 2021
‘Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor’ the Australian Catholic Bishops Social Justice Statement 2021-22 is now available. “The signs of the times are clear – we know that we human beings need a change of heart, mind, and behaviour.” Social Justice Statement 2021-22 You can now download and read the Social… Continue Reading ‘Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor’ – 2021/22 Social Justice Statement – now available
Office for Social Justice (OSJ) Dear Friend In August we continue to highlight care for our common home and supporting peoples’ search for peace and safety. FROM THE OFFICE New Name Reflects Key Focus Our Bishops have already met their first action commitment from the Social Justice Statement 2021-22, Cry of the Earth, Cry of… Continue Reading Social Justice Trends_August 2021
www.socialjustice.org.au “The Australian Bishops’ Office for Justice, Ecology and Peace have co-signed a letter urging Federal Parliamentarians to take seven urgent and decisive actions to support and protect Afghan citizens and asylum seekers overseas and within Australia….” Click here to read more… PRAYER OF SOLIDARITY – FOR THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN (pdf) AUGUST 2021… Continue Reading Catholic Support for Afghans
From 2020 forward, Social Justice Sunday will be celebrated on the last Sunday of August. Previously it was celebrated on the last Sunday in September. A Long Tradition The celebration of Social Justice Sunday is a long tradition in the Catholic Church in Australia. “It is important for the whole Church… Continue Reading Social Justice Sunday_29th August 2021
Join us for the national launch of the Social Justice Statement 2021-22: Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor. This is the only statement where all the Bishops of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) release a joint reflection on a particular topic annually. This year it focuses on why it is so important… Continue Reading National Launch of the 2021/22 SJS – Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor (5th of August – AEST: 5:30pm-6:30pm)
Office for Social Justice (OSJ) Dear Friend In our July edition we focus on the Social Justice Statement 2021-22: Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor. FROM THE OFFICE Social Justice Statement Launch You are invited to the online national launch of the Social Justice Statement 2021–22: Cry of the Earth, Cry of… Continue Reading Social Justice Trends_July 2021
Office for Social Justice (OSJ) Dear Friend In ?????????Refugee Week, we focus on people on the move in the June issue of Social Justice Trends. FROM THE OFFICE Pre-order for Social Justice Statement The Bishops’ Social Justice Statement 2021-22: Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor, affirms that “we human beings need a change of… Continue Reading Social Justice Trends_June 2021
www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday 4 July 2021 ALL DAY Access resources for the celebration of this Sunday produced by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council here. We provide an overview here. These videos were produced in 2020 however they still contain useful messages for the celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander… Continue Reading ATSI Sunday 4th July 2021
The November dates follow the decision by the National NAIDOC Committee (NNC) to postpone NAIDOC Week from the original July dates due to the impacts and uncertainty from the escalating Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across our communities and cities.
The postponement was aimed at protecting our elders and those in our communities with chronic health issues from the disastrous impacts of COVID19.
As cooler weather approaches the need to protect our most susceptible remains.
Further announcements regarding the National NAIDOC Awards and the reactivation of the 2020 NAIDOC Local Grants Round will be made within coming weeks.
The NNC understands that the July dates for NAIDOC may still be acknowledged by communities and organisations, however we are mindful that those celebrations and physical gatherings will still be impacted by the various State and Territory COVID19 restrictions and social distancing measures.
We acknowledge the commitment and tireless work of the many State, Territory, regional and local NAIDOC Committees, organisations and individuals whose passion each year makes NAIDOC Week an outstanding success.
We thank you for your understanding and working with us during these uncertain times.
The NNC are continuing to work with our partners and key stakeholders to make NAIDOC Week 2020 a suitable and fitting celebration of #AlwaysWasAlwaysWillBe Continue Reading NAIDOC Week 2021_4th to 11th July
Office for Social Justice (OSJ) Dear Friend In Laudato Si’ week, the importance of social, cultural and economic inclusion is threaded throughout the May edition of Social Justice Trends. FROM THE CHAIR The Laudato Si’ Journey Continues As the Laudato Si’ Special Anniversary Year draws to a close, the next stage of the journey begins. Registrations for a Seven-Year Journey towards seven Laudato Si’… Continue Reading Social Justice Trends_May 2021
Office for Social Justice (OSJ) Dear Friend In this April edition we continue to celebrate the great season of Easter, the Feast of St Joseph the Worker and an event for the conclusion of the special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year. FROM THE CHAIR St Joseph the Migrant Worker Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM… Continue Reading Social Justice Trends_April 2021
www.acrath.org.au Dear ACRATH Members and Supporters INFORMATION & CAMPAIGNS Thank you to members who have provided the following information and campaign notices. World Fair Trade Day, 8 May Build Back Fairer: reflect on our purchasing and procurement policies and see what are the practical ways we can support ethical and fair trade… Continue Reading World Fair Trade Day_8th May 2021
Feast of St Joseph the Worker Pastoral Message 2021 by OSJ 04/16/2021 Social Media St Joseph the Worker bannerDownload St Joseph the Worker Facebook bannerDownload St Joseph the Worker Twitter bannerDownload St Joseph the Worker square tileDownload St Joseph the Migrant Worker Have you ever imagined St Joseph as a migrant worker? Would he have taken… Continue Reading Feast of St Joseph the Worker_1st May