World Day of Peace Message 2002

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No Peace Without Justice, No Justice Without Forgiveness

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Blasphemy & the Death Penalty in Pakistan

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The ACSJC is opposed to the use of the death penalty anywhere.  It is calling on Catholics in Australia to appeal for the lives of Ayub Masih, a Christian, and Dr Younas Shaikh, a Muslim.  Both men have been sentenced to death under Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws. 

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Bombing of Afghanistan

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The ACSJC has been shocked and saddened by the terrorist attacks on Washington DC and New York City on 11 September. We have watched with growing alarm as the military response to these events has unfolded. We are deeply concerned at this time for the welfare of Australian service personnel deployed in this conflict, and for the civilian population of Afghanistan.

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Are we welcoming the stranger?

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Refugees in Australia: Are we welcoming the stranger?  By Kerry Murphy

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Sanctions Against Iraq

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The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council opposes the disproportionate and indiscriminate economic sanctions against Iraq and has urged the Australian Government to reconsider its policy of supporting these sanctions and to instead work at the international level for the urgent lifting of the sanctions.

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