“Our challenge is to accompany people from the margins into a journey towards the fullness of life and love. We are meant to be in the coalface, in the messiness of it all and at the same time in fidelity to the Gospel… Like Christ in his ministry among the sick and the lost, we are called to meet God in the most unlikely people and places. We, too, must be in that frontier space. “

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Caring for Internally Displaced People
Caring for Internally Displaced People

Welcome, Protect, Promote, Integrate The verbs welcome, protect, promote and integrate provide the framework for Pastoral Orientations on Internally Displaced People developed to guide the work of …

The Revolution of Tenderness
The Revolution of Tenderness

Our Podcast The Revolution of Tenderness podcast will feature talks and conversations with the Office for Social Justice about living the tradition of Catholic social thought and practice. It will …

Integral Ecology: A deeper insight into reality
Integral Ecology: A deeper insight into reality

Reflection by Dr David Tutty, Executive Officer, Toowoomba Diocese Social Justice Council As part of my preparation for Laudato Si’ Week (May 16-24), I chose to reread the encyclical and reflect …

Laudato Si’ Action Platform
Laudato Si’ Action Platform

The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development has announced a special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year. It runs from 24 May 2020, the fifth anniversary of the encyclical on Care for Our Common …

Leave Nobody Behind in COVID-19 Response
Leave Nobody Behind in COVID-19 Response

Commission for Social Justice, Mission and Service Chair, Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv, Office for Social Justice Director John Ferguson, and Australian Catholic Social Justice Council Chai…

Aqua fons Vitae – Water is a Source of Life
Aqua fons Vitae – Water is a Source of Life

It is true that aqua fons vitae – “water is a source of life”. The survival and health of human beings depend directly on water, and so does the production of food, energy and many consumer goods.…