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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 15 June 2017 | United Nations

June 15 is recognised by the United Nations as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). As the number of older people around the world is growing, the level of elder abuse is also expected to rise in coming years. This day is observed annually to raise awareness and help put and end to elder abuse in all… Continue Reading World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 15 June 2017 | United Nations

World Oceans Day, 8 June 2017 | “Our oceans, our future”

  8 June is the annual World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate, learn about, and take action to protect and conserve the world’s oceans. World Oceans Day has been promoted and run by The Ocean Project since 2002, and has been officially recognised by the United Nations since 2008.   Oceans are crucial to our… Continue Reading World Oceans Day, 8 June 2017 | “Our oceans, our future”

World Environment Day, 5 June | United Nations

  The first United Nations World Environment Day was held in 1974, and in the years since it has become a global platform for taking action on important environmental issues, successfully involving people around the world in environmentally-focused events like clean ups and the replanting of forests.   Every year a diferent country hosts World… Continue Reading World Environment Day, 5 June | United Nations

International Women’s Day, 8th March 2017

  Wednesday 8th March 2017 is International Women’s Day (IWD), a “global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity” (IWD website).   Today is not only an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in your own life and around… Continue Reading International Women’s Day, 8th March 2017

Bishop Vincent address on World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking | Catholic Outlook

Bishop Vincent address on human trafficking Bishop Vincent Long delivered the following address on human trafficking on World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking. Dear friends, Yesterday, among all the less inspiring headlines such as the ongoing Royal Commission hearing into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, the defection of Senator Cory… Continue Reading Bishop Vincent address on World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking | Catholic Outlook

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

Resources for Bakhita Day or World Day of Prayer Against Human Trafficking | 8th February 2017

The 8th of February 2017 is the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking, and is also the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita. The following information and resources have been provided by the Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH).   World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking… Continue Reading Resources for Bakhita Day or World Day of Prayer Against Human Trafficking | 8th February 2017

Edmund Rice Centre | Speak up for Social Justice this Christmas

This Christmas and holiday season, many of us will be spending time with people who are very quick to recite what they hear on talkback radio or read in the tabloid press.   That’s why we’ve put together The Edmund Rice Centre’s Guide to Speaking up for Social Justice this Christmas.   The Guide has… Continue Reading Edmund Rice Centre | Speak up for Social Justice this Christmas

Disarmament Week | 24 – 30 October 2016 | United Nations

The week of 24th October to 30th October is observed by the United Nations as Disarmament Week, a week to acknowledge and raise public awareness of the important task of global disarmament.     Since the birth of the United Nations, the goals of multilateral disarmament and arms limitation have been deemed central to the maintenance… Continue Reading Disarmament Week | 24 – 30 October 2016 | United Nations

Hungry for Justice – Caritas Australia | State of the Environment Report for Oceania 2016 | Act Now

State of the Environment Report for Oceania 2016 This past year, 2015-16, has highlighted the Pacific’s vulnerability to extreme weather events that affect food and water supplies. The most significant trend in Oceania the last 12 months has been widespread hunger and thirst that is a result of severe weather events, successive emergencies, and ongoing… Continue Reading Hungry for Justice – Caritas Australia | State of the Environment Report for Oceania 2016 | Act Now

Caritas Parish Resources for International Day of Peace

Caritas Australia have developed a number of free parish resources for International Day of Peace, 21 September 2016, which can be downloaded from their website.   The resources include Peace Liturgy notes and a Prayer for Peace, amongst other useful documents for parish or community groups.   Also available are resources for the Season of Creation… Continue Reading Caritas Parish Resources for International Day of Peace

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