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                                     July 2017        No 191



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


From the Secretariat:

1707aThis year's Social Justice Statement to focus on an inclusive and sustainable economy

The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council is preparing for the launch in September of the Australia Catholic Bishops' Social Justice Statement for 2017–2018. This year's Statement is titled Everyone's Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy. The Statement is built around the Gospel for Social Justice Sunday (Matthew 20:1-16), where Jesus tells the parable of the workers in the vineyard, where all are active contributors and are recognised for their human dignity. The Bishops will call for an economy that is founded on justice and offers dignity and inclusion to every person. They will emphasise the call of Pope Francis for an economic system that places men and women at the very centre. ... read more From the Secretariat 


Current Issues/Resources:

1707bAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday on 2 July

The first Sunday in July is a time for all Catholics to come together and celebrate the gifts that Australia's first people bring to the Catholic Church. With over 120,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics in Australia, our First Nation people form an important part of the fabric of Church life. With the theme 'Anyone who welcomes you, welcomes me', the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council have produced a range of resources to assist in your celebration of this significant day. ... see more Current Issues/Resources


ACSJC Publications:

1707cOrders open for 2017-18 Social Justice Statement

This year's Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement is entitled Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy. The ACSJC is now taking orders for the Statement. 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: 

1707dNAIDOC Week 2-9 July

This year's theme is: 'Our Languages Matter'. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s, which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. ... Read more

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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:

1707eWelfare changes 'based on meanness'

The St Vincent de Paul Society has urged the Senate to reject a government proposal that will deny access to the Disability Support Pension (DSP) for people with a disability caused by drugs or alcohol, the charity reports. ... see more News items


Social Justice Diary:

1707fFri 28 July - Schools Tree Day

Each year, around 200,000 Australian school students participate in Schools Tree Day, a special National Tree Day event designed just for children. It's a wonderful opportunity to get kids into nature and instill a love for the great outdoors, as well as teach them the importance of environmental stewardship and taking care of the planet. ... see more Diary items



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