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                                     September 2017        No 193



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


From the Secretariat:

1709aSocial Justice Sunday celebration on 24 September

The title of this year's Social Justice Statement is Everyone's Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy. Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen, Chairman of the ACSJC, reflects on the many factors inspiring the Bishops' call for a new approach in our nation's policy that ensures an economy that serves all people, now and for future generation: 'This Statement is inspired by the teachings of Jesus and by the unswerving vision of Pope Francis: that the most vulnerable and excluded are the ones who need to take first place in our hearts and in our actions as individuals and as a society.'  ... read more From the Secretariat 


Current Issues/Resources:

1709bGetting ready for Anti-Poverty Week

Anti-Poverty week will run from 15 to 21 October, coinciding with the United Nations International Day to End Poverty on 17 October. The aims of the Week are to: strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia; and to encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organizations and governments. ... see more Current Issues/Resources


ACSJC Publications:

1709cSocial Justice Statement 2017-2018 - Order Now

This year's Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement is now available for order from the ACSJC. An order form, letter from the President of the Bishops Conference and summary material are available on the our website. ... see more Publications


Social Justice Events: 

1709d10 September - Child Protection Sunday

In response to a request from Pope Francis, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has set aside Sunday, September 10, 2017, Child Protection Sunday, as a Day of Prayer and Penance for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Abuse. The National Committee for Professional Standards has provided a number of resources for information, reflection and prayer to mark this day. ... 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:

1709eAlliance accuses Govt of 'playing politics with people's lives'

The death of a 31 year old man in immigration detention on Manus Island should finally force the Federal Government’s hand to bring asylum-seekers to Australia, says the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA). ... see more News items


Social Justice Diary:

1709f28 September 1872 - Birth of Aboriginal activist David Unaipon

A well-known Ngarrindjeri man, he was a preacher, inventor and writer. Unaipon's contribution to Australian society helped to break many Indigenous Australian stereotypes. He is featured on the $50 note. By the 1920s he was the best-known Aboriginal person in Australia and accepted as a spokesperson for his people. His skill in manipulating members of the press - who invariably described him as a full-blood Aborigine - lent authenticity to his statements at a time when governments were concerned with the so-called 'half-caste problem'. ... see more Diary items



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