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Modern Slavery

Despite global awareness and efforts to combat it, modern slavery affects an estimated 40 million people worldwide, with significant numbers in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia.

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Truth and Peace

In the 2024 – 2025 Social Justice Statement, “Truth and Peace: A Gospel Word in a Violent World”, Australia’s Bishops scrutinise the signs of our own troubled times, observe the violence around us, and ask why it is so. They also ask what is needed if there is to be peace.

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From the Chair: World Refugee Day

At an ecumenical prayer service for World Refugee Day (June 20), Bishop Vincent Long OFM, Chair of the Bishops Commission for Social Justice, Mission and Service, delivered a timely reflection: