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                                     March 2017        No 187



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


From the Secretariat:

1703aPope's Lenten message of solidarity with brothers and sisters in need

Pope Francis has called on us, as individuals and as a community of faith, to embark on a journey of conversion, seeking repentance and renewing the links of deep solidarity with those in need. He draws on Christ's parable of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31), saying 'it provides a key to understanding what we need to do in order to attain true happiness and eternal life'. ... read more From the Secretariat 


Current Issues/Resources:

1703b5 March: Day of Prayer and Fasting for Refugees

Leaders of Churches in the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) have decided that the first Sunday of Lent, 5 March 2017, will be a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. The NCCA has put together resources to assist with reflection, prayer, reading and study. These documents represent a collection of some of the wonderful resources that have been gathered from our Churches. ... see more Current Issues/Resources


ACSJC Publications:

1703c2017 Social Justice Diary

The 2017 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 resource for the full year. Information and ideas for prayer and reflection are included. This is an essential resource for teachers and parishes. ... see more Publications


Social Justice Events: 

1703dProject Compassion begins on Ash Wednesday 1st March

Caritas Australia's annual Lenten Project Compassion appeal demonstrates how love for our neighbours can transform lives this year. We are sharing stories from people in Philippines, Timor Leste, Indigenous Australia, Vietnam, and Fiji of humble people who inspire us, and show how Project Compassion can help people build better lives for themselves, their families and their communities. ... Read more

 All events

National | ACT | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

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:

1703ePhilippines bishops oppose capital punishment revival

The Catholic bishops of the Philippines expressed regret over moves to revive capital punishment as legislators started to tackle the issue in Congress. ... see more News items


Social Justice Diary:

1703fFri 3 March: World Day of Prayer

This is a global ecumenical movement which brings Christians of many traditions together to observe a common day of prayer each year. Through preparation and participation in the worship service, we can come to know how our sisters of other countries, languages and cultures understand the Biblical passages in their context. ... see more Diary items



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