It is important for us to give serious consideration to the Voice referendum coming up on 14 October. Listening to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples about their concerns and their hopes for the future is vital if we are to make an informed decision on 14 October.
Social Justice Sunday is 27 August and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s new Social Justice Statement, Listen, Learn, Love: A New Engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples will be launched on Thursday 17 August in Parramatta Diocese.
We share more on Pope Francis’ Message for the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation and provide details about two opportunities for you to harmonise your heartbeat with God’s heartbeat and the heartbeat of the earth.
The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has led a national campaign to urge the Federal Government to raise the rate of income support payments made to Australians on job seeker and some other payments. We update you on the campaign and the just released Budget.
This is the last call for our pilot program which aims to train leaders of movements for social and environmental change. The eight session program will help you to learn how to weave scripture and Church tradition into your action. You will also learn skills to make your action more strategic and effective. The program begins on June 27. We offer an outline of the program and give information on how to express your interest.
Laudato Si’ Week in Australia will be celebrated between May 16 and May 24. The Office will soon issue resources to help you to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week. We also provide information on a Laudato Si’ Week on-line convocation offered by Jesuit Ignatian Spirituality Australia.
More information is provided on an exciting on-line course for those interested in developing their skills to be more faithful and effective in their social, peace and environmental action. The free course starts on June 27 and numbers are limited.
We offer someinformation about a new series of workshops which aim to help Catholics to ground their social and environmental action in the Bible and Catholic teaching. The workshops will also offer skills for taking action more effectively and strategically.