Tag: Social Justice Statement

The Record » 2016-17 SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT: ‘We who are growing old’ is all of us, says JEDO Director

  By Rachel Curry Despite focusing on the opportunities and challenges posed by our ageing population, the message of the 2016-17 Social Justice Statement is just as relevant for young people as it is for the elderly, according to the Director of the Archdiocese of Perth’s Justice, Ecology and Development Office (JEDO), Carol Mitchell. The… Continue Reading The Record » 2016-17 SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT: ‘We who are growing old’ is all of us, says JEDO Director

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 | 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

World Alzheimer’s Day | 21 September 2016

Wednesday 21 September 2016, is World Alzheimer’s Day; a day on which Alzheimer’s organisations around the world seek to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, and the importance of continuing research into finding ways to treat and/or cure the disease.   According the Alzheimer’s Australia, Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common forms of dementia, which… Continue Reading World Alzheimer’s Day | 21 September 2016

World Humanitarian Day | Friday 19th August 2016

Friday 19th August 2016 is World Humanitarian Day, a day to acknowledge the important work done by humanitarian workers around the world, and to remind all of us of the continuing need for this aid.     According to the United Nations, there are currently around 130 million people around the world living in crisis, who… Continue Reading World Humanitarian Day | Friday 19th August 2016

ACMRO Kit for Migrant and Refugee Week 2016

  Every year, the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) releases a Migrant and Refugee Kit in time for Migrant and Refugee Week and Migrant and Refugee Sunday, containing a number of useful resources for parishes.   This year, Migrant and Refugee Week runs from 22nd to the 28th August, culminating in Migrant and Refugee Sunday on the… Continue Reading ACMRO Kit for Migrant and Refugee Week 2016

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