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Social Action Course

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 2023 May 16- May 24

Laudato Si’ Week 2023 Resources

Laudato Si’ Week, a celebration of Pope Francis’ encyclical on caring for our common home is taking place 16 May – 24 May this year. The ACBC Office for Justice, Ecology and Peace has created resources for individuals and groups to use throughout the week.

Feast of St Joseph the Worker 2023

The first of May is the Feast of St Joseph the Worker and the ACBC Bishops Commission for Social Justice, Mission and Service is bringing attention to sexual harrasment in the workplace. Bishop Vincent Long van Nguyen OFM CONV speaks in a video message that can be played in parishes and schools as part of the celebrations of St Joseph the Worker.

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Minimum Wage Case Submission

The Australian Catholic Council on Employment Relations recently made a submission to the annual minimum case. It recommended a wage increase of 7.2% for Australia’s lowest paid workers. We look at some of the key points in the submission.

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Laudato Si Week

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.

A crowd of people marching, with a sign in the background reading "Social Justice"

Social Justice Course

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.

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Easter Reflection

The Chair of the Bishops Commission for Social Justice, Mission and Service, Bishop Vincent Long, offers us an Easter reflection on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.