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                                    April 2016        No 177



From the Secretariat
Current Issues/Resources
ACSJC Publications
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From the Secretariat:

1604aWhat the Easter message asks of us

The joy of Easter cannot let us forget the terror and violence that are such a vivid sign of our human brokenness. On Easter Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan, a suicide bombing left more than 69 people dead and many injured. We Australians have to ask ourselves what we are doing to offer welcome and assistance to people fleeing from war and violence. ... read more From the Secretariat 


Current Issues/Resources: 

Social Justice Statement reprinted

For those who have missed out or would like extra copies, the 2015-16 Social Justice Statement For Those Who've Come Across the Seas: Justice for refugees and asylum seekers has been reprinted and is available to order.  ... see more Current Issues/Resources


 ACSJC Publications:

Collected pastoral letters for May 1st Feast of St Joseph the Worker1604c

In the latest Catholic Social Justice Series, the ACSJC has brought together pastoral letters written since 2010, under the banner 'Putting People First'. The letters include succinct and accurate summaries of the arguments with sufficient, reliable statistics. Professor Paul Smyth provides an extensive introduction to the series paper. ... see more Publications


Social Justice Events: 

1604d13 April - National Press Club address features Pat Dodson

Appointed ALP candidate for the Senate, Pat is one of Australia's most prominent Indigenous leaders. He has been a strong and dynamic advocate for constructive relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous people based on mutual respect, understanding and dialogue. ... 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:

1604eACBC says human trafficking the result of social exclusion 

Human trafficking and slavery is a terrible consequence of economic and social exclusion, according to a submission from Australia's Catholic Bishops to a Senate inquiry. ... see more News items


Social Justice Diary:

11 April 1963 - Pope John XXIII's encyclical Pacem in Terris 1604f

For the first time, a papal encyclical was addressed to all people 'of good will'. It opens with John XXIII emphasising that peace on earth can only be established if the right order of relationships exists between individuals, between and within nations and among all peoples. ... see more Diary items



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