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                                     September 2016        No 182



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


From the Secretariat:

1609aValue and dignity of older people highlighted as Social Justice Sunday approaches

Social Justice Sunday is celebrated on 25 September. The title of this year's Social Justice Statement is A Place at the Table: Social justice in an ageing society. In his foreword to the Statement, Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen, Chairman of the ACSJC, reflects on the journey into old age that presents both challenges and opportunities. 'Retirement, changing health and altered living conditions can be confronting for individuals and their families'. ... read more From the Secretariat 


Current Issues/Resources:

National Seniors Australia Report: Grandparent Childcare

In 2015, Myra Hamilton and Bridget Jenkins of National Seniors Australia and the Social Policy Research Centre issued the report, Grandparent carers and labour market participation in Australia. The study explores the intersection between grandparents' childcare provision and their labour market and retirement decisions. ... see more Current Issues/Resources


ACSJC Publications:

Social Justice Statement available for order1609c

We are taking orders for the 2016-17 Statement A Place at the Table: Social justice in an ageing society. An order form, letter from the President of the Bishops Conference and summary material are available on the ACSJC website... see more Publications


Social Justice Events: 

1609d1 September - World Day of Prayer for Creation

Pope Francis recently declared September 1 the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. He said: 'The annual World Day of prayer for the Care of Creation offers to individual believers and to the community a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as custodians of creation, raising to God our thanks for the marvellous works that he has entrusted to our care.' ... 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:

1609eMother Teresa celebrations to focus on the poor and suffering'

The poor, the suffering, and those who minister to them will be at the centre of celebrations leading up to the canonisation of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata at the Vatican. The main event - the canonisation Mass - will begin at 10.30am on September 4, the Vatican has announced. ... see more News items


Social Justice Diary:

1609f14 September 1981 - Pope John Paul II‘s encyclical Laborem Exercens (‘On Human Work’)

The 1980s in Australia and other industrialised nations was a time of rapid economic and industrial change that included momentous restructuring of manufacturing and agriculture. Those most affected were the workers, whose skills were replaced by technology. The encyclical emphasised the priority of labour over capital. ... see more Diary items



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