Tag: Social Justice Statement

Social Justice Statement 2018-2019 Perth launch: Putting others’ needs above our own

By Theresia Titus Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton launched the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ACBC) Social Justice Statement 2018-2019 on 20 September at the Newman Siena Centre. The event was opened by Justice, Ecology and Development Office (JEDO) Director Carol Mitchell with a Welcome to Country by Aunty Marie Taylor. Beginning his speech, Bishop Sproxton drew… Continue Reading Social Justice Statement 2018-2019 Perth launch: Putting others’ needs above our own

Perth Launch of the Social Justice Statement / The Record

By Natashya Fernandez   The Gospel of Matthew 20, verses 1-16 is one that highlights the importance of work, and describes an optimal environment where people can make a living and be respected for their efforts, said Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton, speaking on the occasion of the Perth launch of the 2017-2018 Social Justice… Continue Reading Perth Launch of the Social Justice Statement / The Record

Refugee Week and World Refugee Day, 18-24 June 2017

Refugee Week Refugee Week is a national annual celebration of the contributions that refugees have made to Australian society, and a chance to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees. Refugee Week is organised by the Refugee Council of Australia, and in 2017 is taking place from the 18th to the 24th June.   The designated theme for Refugee… Continue Reading Refugee Week and World Refugee Day, 18-24 June 2017

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

Bishops say a Sustainable Growth is Everyone’s Business / The Record

By Natashya Fernandez Australians are called to work for an economy that is based on principles of justice and equity – one that is at the service of all, particularly the most vulnerable and marginalised. The 2017-2018 Australian Catholic Bishops Social Justice Statement, entitled Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy was launched last week on… Continue Reading Bishops say a Sustainable Growth is Everyone’s Business / The Record

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

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