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                                     April 2019        No 210



From the Office for Social Justice
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From the Office for Social Justice:


Solidarity in condemning murderous violence in Christchurch

Australians have been shocked and saddened by this senseless attack by an Australian against the peaceful nation of New Zealand. The violence unleashed on defenceless men, women and children is an abomination to all who respect life and who treasure peace and harmony in their communities. That these communities were attacked in their Mosques as they observed Friday Prayer heightens the evil that has befallen a faithful people. ... read more From the Office for Social Justice


Current Issues/Resources:

1904bInterfaith Resource - Ten things everyone needs to know about Islam

This 32-page booklet, written by Professor John Esposito, is beautifully illustrated and answers the most commonly-asked questions about Islam. It dispels the stereotypes and misrepresentation that too often prevail in the secular press. Order copies for your home, school, parish or community. ... see more Current Issues/Resources


ACSJC Publications:

1904cIt's not too late to order the 2019 Social Justice Diary

The 2019 Social Justice 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. It is an essential resource for teachers and parishes. ... see more Publications


Social Justice Events: 

1904d14 April - Palm Sunday walks for justice for refugees

As a Federal election approaches, now is the time for a clear message of compassion and justice for refugees and asylum seekers. Around the country, communities will be participating in annual Palm Sunday Walks for Justice for Refugees. The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) has developed a webpage where you can find and register your attendance at your local walk or add one you know is missing in your local area. Visit the CAPSA webpage to find your local event and access prayer and other resources. ... Read more

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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:

1904eChurch calls for living wage for Australian families

Neither employers nor governments are doing enough to support low-paid Australians, and particularly Australian families, the Church has told the Fair Work Commission. The Church has made submissions on the minimum wage since 2003 with a focus on low-paid workers and their families, arguing for a decent standard of living for wage-dependent families. Megan Kavanagh, a member of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Employment Relations Reference Group, said there has been a tradition in Australia – dating back to the Harvester decision in 1907 – that people in full-time work with dependants should not live in poverty. ... see more News items


Social Justice Diary:

1904f4 April 1968 - Assassination of Martin Luther King

King was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his assassination in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire. ... see more Diary items



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