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Each year the Bishops issue a major statement for the coming year on Social Justice Sunday (the last Sunday in September). Related materials are produced including ten step leaflets, prayer cards, liturgy notes, community education resources, powerpoints etc.

  • To order hard copies from previous years' Social Justice Statements, download an order form.
  • Or download a copy from the list below (from 2000 till now).
  • For word copies of earlier Statements contact us (a list of all Statements is available here).


2015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 

2011-2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 

2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

2015-2016: For Those Who've Come Across the Seas 
Justice for refugees and asylum seekers
 
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(Note: Hard copies of the 2015-2016 Social Justice Statements have been reprinted!) 
2015-SJS-statement-cover
 
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Multimedia resources from other organisations: click here

2014-2015: A Crown for Australia 2014-SJS-statement-cover  
Striving for the best in our sporting nation
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Multimedia resources from other organisations: click here

Building Bridges: Social Justice Statements from  Australia’s Catholic Bishops 1988 to 2013   

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Read a description of this book: here

 

 

2013-2014: Lazarus at our Gate 2013 Lazarus at our Gate - A critical moment in the fight against world poverty  
A critical moment in the fight against world poverty
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      • Launch addresses:
           John Menadue AO: Word
           Helen Forde: Word
           Bishop Gregory O'Kelly:
        Word
      • Media Statement: Word
2012 The Gift of Family in Difficult Times The social and economic challenges facing families today
2012-2013: The Gift of Family in Difficult Times
The social and economic challenges facing families today
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    • Statement: PDF Word Audio
    • Summary: PDF
    • Letter from Archbishop Hart PDF
    • Liturgy Notes: PDF Word
    • Community Education Resource: Word
    • Prayer card: here
    • Ten Steps: here
    • PowerPoint: PPTX
    • Media Alert: here
    • Launch Addresses:
      • Dr John Falzon Word
      • Dr Lisa Bridle Word
      • Bishop Christopher Saunders Word
2011 Building Bridges, Not Walls Prisons and the justice system
2011-2012: Building Bridges, Not Walls
Prisons and the justice system
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    • Statement: PDF Word
    • Summary: PDF
    • Letter from Archbishop Philip Wilson: PDF
    • Liturgy Notes: PDF  Word
    • Community Education Resource: PDF  Word
    • Prayer card: here
    • Ten Steps: here
    • PowerPoint: here
    • Media Alert: here
    • Launch Addresses:
  •    Hon Graham West: PDF
  •    Margaret Wiseman: PDF
  •    Bishop Christopher Saunders: PDF

 

2010 Violence in Australia A message of peace

2010: Violence in Australia

A message of peace

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  • Summary: PDF
  • Liturgy Notes: PDF
  • Teacher's Resource: PDF
  • Prayer card: here
  • Ten steps: here
  • Launch addresses:
    • Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir: PDF
    • Brendan McKeague: PDF
    • Bishop Christopher Saunders: PDF
2009: And you will be my witnesses Young people and justice
2009: And you will be my witnesses
Young people and justice
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2008: A Rich Young Nation The challenge of affluence and poverty in Australia
2008: A Rich Young Nation
The challenge of affluence and poverty in Australia
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2007: Who is my neighbour? Australia as a Global Citizen
2007: Who is my neighbour?
Australia as a Global Citizen
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    • Statement: PDF  Word
    • Summary: PDF
    • Liturgy Notes: Word
    • Teacher's Resource: Word
    • Prayer card: here
    • Ten steps: here
    • Launch Address: Dr Michael Fullilove Word
2006: The Heart of our Country Dignity and justice for our Indigenous sisters and brothers
2006: The Heart of our Country
Dignity and justice for our Indigenous sisters and brothers
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    • Statement: PDF  Word
    • Liturgy Notes: Word
    • Teacher's Resource: PDF
    • Prayer card: here
    • Ten steps: here
    • Launch addresses:
      • Mr Tom Calma: PDF
      •  Dr Brian McCoy SJ: PDF
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2005: Jesus, light for the world Living the Gospel today
2005: Jesus, light for the world
Living the Gospel today
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 2004: Peace be with you Cultivating a culture of peace
2004: Peace be with you
Cultivating a culture of peace
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2003: A generous heart in the love of Christ Challenging racism in Australia today
2003: A generous heart in the love of Christ
Challenging racism in Australia today
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 2002: A new earth The environmental challenge
2002: A new earth
The environmental challenge
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 2001: A just and peaceful land Rural and regional Australia in 2001
2001: A just and peaceful land
Rural and regional Australia in 2001
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 2000: Woman and man The Bishops respond
2000: Woman and man
The Bishops respond
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    • Statement: PDF 
    • Liturgy Notes: Word
    • Launch address: Archbishop Carroll Word
1990: Social Justice in everyday life
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