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                                     November 2018        No 206



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


From the Secretariat:


Church supporting World Vision's #KIDSOFFNAURU campaign

Campaign organisers are calling on Australia's political leaders to free the 40 or so children held on Nauru, by Universal Children’s Day on 20 November. The UN is presenting the day as an opportunity to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights. ACSJC Chairman, Bishop Vincent Long says the children on Nauru 'have been traumatised – torn from their homes and endured perilous journeys. We cannot be a nation that adds to their trauma, that turns away or remains indifferent. Now is the time to get these children and their families safely to Australia.'  ... read more From the Secretariat


Current Issues/Resources:

1811bNational Congress urges constitutional recognition

At the end of September, the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples demanded Constitutional recognition of Australia’s First Peoples. This follows the Prime Minister’s rejection of the Statement of Heart at Uluru. Dr Jackie Huggins, co-chair, stated, ‘A third chamber to the Parliament is ludicrous and was not the intention of the participants at Uluru. We urge the PM to act responsibly and to look at the proposal again.’ ... see more Current Issues/Resources


ACSJC Publications:

1811cOrders open for 2019 Social Justice Diary

The diary includes the dates of significant events, anniversaries and special days which celebrate particular aspects of social justice. The Diary provides a social justice program for the full year. Information and ideas for prayer and reflection are included. This is an essential resource for teachers and parishes and a great Christmas gift. The order form is on the ACSJC website.  ... see more Publications


Social Justice Events: 

1811d12 November - Launch of 'Parity: Mental Health Disability and Homelessness'

It has long been acknowledged that there is a greater incidence of mental health issues for many people who are homeless, particularly those who experience chronic or long-term homelessness. You are invited to a presentation at the University of Melbourne on the key issues around the nexus between mental health, disability and homelessness from people at the frontline, including people with lived experience of homelessness. ... 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:

1811ePope calls lack of progress fighting hunger shameful

At a time of technological and scientific progress, 'we ought to feel shame' for not having advanced in 'humanity and solidarity' enough to feed the world's poor, Pope Francis said. 'Neither can we console ourselves simply for having faced emergencies and desperate situations of those most in need. We are all called to go further. We can and we must do better for the helpless,' he said in a message to world leaders attending a meeting of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation in Rome.  ... see more News items


Social Justice Diary:

1811fInternational Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Though humankind has always counted its war casualties in terms of dead and wounded soldiers and civilians, destroyed cities and livelihoods, the environment has often remained the unpublicised victim of war. Water wells have been polluted, crops torched, forests cut down, soils poisoned, and animals killed to gain military advantage. Furthermore, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has found that over the last 60 years, at least 40 percent of all internal conflicts have been linked to the exploitation of natural resources, whether high-value resources such as timber, diamonds, gold and oil, or scarce resources such as fertile land and water. Conflicts involving natural resources have also been found to be twice as likely to relapse.  ... see more Diary items



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