This Dominican Sister had a Passion for Social Justice By Michael Costigan Sister Mary Britt OP, who died in Sydney on 5th December, a few weeks short of her 94th birthday, will be remembered for, among many things, the strength of her passion for social… Read More »Mary Britt OP: A Passion for Social Justice
Griffith University researcher Greg Cronan is using video conferencing to connect young school students and older people living in residential care. The resulting intergenerational learning is benefiting both groups by building a connected community of mutual learning, empathy, respect and faith. The school children are… Read More »Making Real Connections
‘Us’ not ‘Them’: Disability and Catholic Theology and Social Teaching: Catholic Social Justice Series No 83
Title: ‘Us’ not ‘Them’: Disability and Catholic Theology and Social Teaching Author: Justin Glyn SJ ISBN: 978-0-6483727-0-7 Paperback, 14 x 20.5 cm, 26 pages Published by the Office for Social Justice, June 2019. In Catholic Social Justice Series No 83, Justin Glyn SJ shares his… Read More »‘Us’ not ‘Them’: Disability and Catholic Theology and Social Teaching: Catholic Social Justice Series No 83
Title: Into the Deep: Seeking justice for the people of West Papua Author: Peter Arndt ISBN 978-0-9953710-6-4 Paperback, 14 x 20.5 cm, 33 pages. Published by the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, 2018. Peter Arndt shows us what it is to have a faith-based response… Read More »Into the Deep: Catholic Social Justice Series No 82
Title: An Economy that Works for All Author: Joe Zabar, introduction by Frank Brennan SJ AO ISBN 978-0-9953710-4-0 paperback, 14 x 20.5 cm, 33 pages Published by the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, 2017. Focused on economic justice, An Economy that Works for All is… Read More »An Economy that Works for All: Catholic Social Justice Series No 81
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2019 – 2020, Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world, affirms the positive possibilities for encounter and solidarity offered by new digital media, while warning of those elements of our digital world that may be harmful.
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2018–19 is titled A Place to Call Home: Making a home for everyone in our land. It confronts the growing challenge of homelessness and housing insecurity in Australia. The latest Census figures show that more than 116,000 Australians are homeless – something unacceptable for a rich and well-resourced nation like ours.
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2017–18 is titled ‘Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy’. The Bishops call for an economy that is founded on justice and offers dignity and inclusion to every person.
The number of Australians aged 65 and over will more than double by the middle of the century. This has been rightly described as ‘the great success story of human development’.
The Social Justice Statement 2015-16 invites us to reflect on the call of Jesus to welcome those in most need and to give comfort to those who come to us in flight from fear and suffering.