Social Justice Issues

A selection of issues are covered under the following titles

Confronting Racism | Economic Justice | Environment |
Justice for Indigenous People and Reconciliation |
Justice, Prison and the Death Penalty | Peacebuilding |
Political engagement and public life | Refugees and asylum seekers

Justice for  Indigenous People and Reconciliation’

Confronting Racism

“… social or cultural discrimination in basic personal rights on the grounds of sex, race, colour, social conditions, language, or religion must be curbed and eradicated as contrary to God’s design.”

Second Vatican Council, Gaudium et Spes, n 29

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Economic Justice

Workplace Justice | Trade Justice | World Poverty | Social security

‘Within an unjust economic system marked by significant structural inequities, the situation of the marginalised is daily becoming worse. Today, in many parts of the world, people are starving, while in other places there is opulence.’

Pope John Paul II, World Food Day, 16 October 2003

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Environment

‘Nature thus becomes a gospel which speaks to us of God: “from the greatness and beauty of created things comes a corresponding perception of their Creator” (Wis 13: 5).’

Pope John Paul II, General Audience, 26 January, 2000

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Justice for Indigenous People and Reconciliation

‘In a nation that enjoys a vibrant economy, where governments boast of their careful financial management, the question remains: why have we not been able to eliminate these dire circumstances from the everyday experience of many Indigenous people?’

The Heart of Our Country: Dignity and justice for our Indigenous brothers and sisters
Social Justice Sunday Statement 2006

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