World Day of Peace Message 2009

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The theme of Pope Benedict XVI’s 2009 Message for Peace is Fighting Poverty to Build Peace. Each year, the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council issues a brief discussion guide to help promote the message. This guide consists of a brief summary of the message, some points for reflection and discussion, and prayer.

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Discussion Guide for Social Justice Sunday Statement 2008

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This Discussion Guide is designed to be used with the 2008 Social Justice Sunday Statement. It has three sessions and may be used with a group during Lent or any time throughout the Church’s Year.

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World Day of Peace Message 2008

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On 1 January 2008, Pope Benedict XVI delivered his third World Day of Peace message. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first World Day of Peace, celebrated by Pope Paul VI. The theme of this World Day of Peace Message is The Human Family, A Community of Peace.

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World Day of Peace Message 2007

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On 1 January, the Holy Father delivered his World Day of Peace message. This papal message to Christians and all people of the world has been given each year since 1968. The theme of Pope Benedict XVI’s 2007 World Day of Peace Message is The Human Person, The Heart of Peace.

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Stolen Wages - An Opportunity for Justice?

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Tens of thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people worked for government and non government employers during the 20th century. Many of these workers received only a portion of the wage to which they were entitled.

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