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                                     July 2018        No 202



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


From the Secretariat:


Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement on housing and homelessness

The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council is preparing for the launch in September of the Australia Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2018–2019. This year’s Statement for 2018–19 is titled A Place to Call Home: Making a home for everyone in our land. It confronts the growing challenge of homelessness and housing insecurity in Australia.  ... read more From the Secretariat


Current Issues/Resources:

1807bNAIDOC Week

For 2018, the NAIDOC Week theme is ‘Because of Her, We Can!’ The NAIDOC website says: ‘As pillars of our society, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national levels. ... see more Current Issues/Resources


ACSJC Publications:

1807cPastoral Letter for the Feast of St Joseph the Worker for 2018

The letter is titled A Fair Day’s Pay – for the dignity of workers and the good of all. In his text, ACSJC chairman Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen highlights the impact of wage stagnation on most families. He says many families are feeling the squeeze of balancing household budgets where wages are barely keeping up with the costs of living or falling behind. ... see more Publications


Social Justice Events: 

1807dSea Sunday

Parishes across Australia are called to support the work of seafarers as part of the annual Sea Sunday Appeal on 8 July. On this Sunday, the Catholic Church will celebrate the work of those men and women who work on the seas and those Catholics across the country who minister to seafarers. ... 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:

1807eJustice system ‘failing’ young Indigenous Australians

A tenfold over-representation of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the criminal justice system shows Australia is failing vulnerable children, says Jesuit Social Services. ... see more News items


Social Justice Diary:

1807fNational Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday

Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday in July. It is a time when Catholics all over Australia acknowledge and celebrate the gifts that Indigenous people bring to the Catholic Church in Australia.  ... see more Diary items



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