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                                     May 2018        No 200



From the Chairman
Current Issues/Resources
ACSJC Publications
Social Justice Events:    
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News Monitor
Social Justice Diary


From the Chairman:

1805aPastoral Letter for the Feast of Joseph the Worker

1 May 2018.  ... read more From the Chairman


Current Issues/Resources:

1805bPope Francis urges the Beatitudes as way of serving the marginalised

In a new apostolic exhortation 'Gaudete et Exsultate' - Rejoice and be Glad - Pope Francis calls on Catholics to follow Jesus' Beatitudes through serving the marginalised, the poor and migrants, while offering an unequivocal defence of the child in the womb. ... see more Current Issues/Resources


ACSJC Publications:

1805cAn economy for all Australians

The ACSJC's Series Paper 81 examines Australia's economic policies and their effect on the most vulnerable. Titled 'An Economy that Works for All', it expands on themes in the Australian bishops' 2017-18 Social Justice Statement. The paper includes discussion of the serious effects of growing inequality, described by the International Monetary Fund as 'the defining challenge of our time'. ... see more Publications


Social Justice Events: 

1805d20 May - Palms Australia's Together Day fundraiser

All too often, fear of the 'other' divides us. We seem to worry that giving opportunity to others means losing opportunities for ourselves, rather than embracing the diversity that creates more opportunities for all. On 20 May, Palms Australia is calling on Australians to celebrate the cultural diversity of their family, friends, workplaces and communities by hosting a multicultural lunch or dinner. Guests are encouraged to bring a dish from a culture they identify with, along with a small donation to Palms Australia. ... Read more

 All events

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This includes information about social justice events by various organisations around Australia. Event details may have changed since being posted - please confirm with the organiser.


News Monitor:

1805ePhilippines expels Sr Pat

The Philippines ordered Australian missionary Sr Patricia Fox to leave the country within 30 days after the immigration bureau revoked her missionary visa for joining protest rallies. She explained: 'As a Christian, believing that our mission is to bring God's Kingdom to the here and now, I couldn't help but to get involved both with projects, such as training in organic farming, to uplift the livelihood of the farmers, but also to advocate with them for their rights to land, livelihood, peace, justice and security, all universal human rights which the church sees as integral to her mission.' ... see more News items


Social Justice Diary:

1805f1 May - Feast of St Joseph the Worker

30 years ago, Pope Saint John Paul II visited Australia and addressed workers. He described the experience of unemployment as a 'human problem of vast dimensions' and warned of the evils of social and economic inequality. To those without work, the Holy Father stressed that 'their unemployed status is not a matter of personal failure' but rather a systemic failure that must be addressed through a reordering of the economy and particularly through the creation of new jobs. ... see more Diary items



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