Church Workers Detained for Protesting Against Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan as Australians Prepare for Solidarity Visit

As Australian Catholic Social Justice Council Member, Fr Paul Devitt and Chief Executive Officer, Sandie Cornish prepare to fly to Pakistan for a solidarity visit to the National Commission for Justice and Peace of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Pakistan, they received news today of the detention of Church justice and peace workers in Karachi.

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Bishop Appeals for Life of Intellectually Disabled Man

Bishop William Brennan, Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, today appealed to US Presidential candidate Governor George W Bush to spare the life of John Paul Penry.

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Hunger Strike for Electoral Rights Begins in Pakistan

Today in Pakistan a seven-year program of public protest and fasting, billed as a ‘token hunger strike’, commenced.

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Australian Justice Body Supports Pakistan Churches’ Opposition to the Separate Electorate System

Christian Church leaders in Pakistan are demanding the restoration of the Joint Electorate System that was enshrined in the original Pakistan Constitution of 1973.

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Church Bodies Respond To Stolen Generations Case

The national Catholic agencies for Indigenous affairs and for Social Justice are saddened and disappointed by Friday’s outcome in the case of Stolen Generations members, Peter Gunner and Lorna Cubilo against the Commonwealth.

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