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Members of the Office for Social Justice Team L to R Lyn Delaguiado, John Ferguson, Sandie Cornish

Thankyou & Farewell

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Dear Friends, I write to inform you of significant changes occurring with the Office for Social Justice and to ask for your continued support for the work of this small office that serves the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Commission for Social Justice, Mission and Service. Following… Read More »Thankyou & Farewell

Making a New Way

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Greetings Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has been undergoing a period of review and renewal. It follows the 10-yearly review of the Bishops Conference and a review of funding for the Bishops Conference. Many changes took place within the… Read More »Making a New Way

Brothers and Sisters All

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Pope Francis’ new encyclical Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship, issues a strong challenge to xenophobia and an exaggerated focus on national self-interest. It encourages social and economic inclusion at all levels and stresses that all human beings are sisters and brothers, members of… Read More »Brothers and Sisters All

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Solidarity with the Philippines

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Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv, Chair of the Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Social Justice, Mission and Service, has expressed the Australian Bishops’ solidarity with the people of the Philippines in their struggle for justice, human rights and the rule of law in… Read More »Solidarity with the Philippines

Podcasts from the Future

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Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promotion Human Integral Development, kicks off the Podcasts From The Future series. Listen here. The podcasts present a series of conversations about the issues being discussed by the Vatican Covid19 Commission, and what is needed to “prepare… Read More »Podcasts from the Future

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Social Justice Statement 2020-21

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The Bishops invite us all to reject stigmatisation, to work for the transformation of social determinants of mental ill-health, and to call for policies and service provision that meets the needs of the poorest and most marginalised members of our community.