The first anniversary of the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Fratelli Tutti was celebrated on 3 October, 2021. The encyclical, which focuses on social friendship and overcoming racism and discrimination through dialogue and encounter has a new website which contains many resources all can use to share its message that we are all one human family. Videos, infographics, reflections, social media graphics, photos and prayers are available.
The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum, of which the ACBC Office for Justice, Ecology and Peace is a part, is running an ongoing campaign to support the people of Afghanistan. It is looking for people to contact their local member of Parliament and advocate for 20,000 refugee places and permanent protection. Offshore processes will end in Papua New Guinea with the Australia and PNG governments ending their agreement. It will continue on Nauru.
The Office for Justice, Ecology and Peace is co-leading a 40-day prayer campaign based on the Laudato Si’ Goals, for communities joining the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. The prayer campaign begins on 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis, and concludes on 14 November, the World Day of Prayer for the Poor.
The Bishop’s Social Justice Statement 2021-22: Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor, affirms that “we human beings need a change of heart, mind, and behaviour.’ It draws from Scripture, from the theological tradition, from Catholic Social Teaching, and from the wisdom of the world, including the insights of First Nations people.
Around the globe, the Catholic Church will celebrate the World Day of the Poor on 14 November. Pope Francis’ Message for this occasion takes as its starting point the words “the poor you will always have with you” (Mk 14:7). This Discussion Guide offers some starting points for personal or group reflection and discussion.
The expert advisors of the historic 5th Plenary Council of Australia have been named and among them is The Office for Justice, Ecology and Peace’s Dr Sandie Cornish. Dr Sandie Cornish has led various Social Justice, Peace, Ecology and discernment processes in her thirty year’s… Read More »Justice Worker Named Among ‘Periti’
Two international meetings in the coming months will be crucial moments in the fight against climate change and biodiversity destruction. COP-26 on climate change and COP-15 on biodiversity. Catholic groups are lobbying for action. The Conference of Parties COP26 (31 Oct – 12 Nov, 2021)… Read More »COP15 and COP26: “A Call to Action”
New resources are now available that are aimed at making the Bishops Social Justice Statement 2021-22, Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor real in our communities: Bishops Personal Reflection Videos on What Creation Means to Them & Posters and Floor Decals Posters and… Read More »New Resources Make Real Bishops Statement
Australian Bishops have shared what Creation means to them from special places within their own diocese. Scroll down to see these two-minute reflections answering the question, “What does creation mean to you?” Your chance to share: We’d also like for you to let us know… Read More »Bishops Personally Reflect on What Creation Means to Them