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Social Justice Statement 2023-24

In This years Social Justice Statement, Australia’s Bishops invite us to renew our engagement with the First Peoples of Australia. They have come to this view through much listening to the First Peoples and they encourage us all to listen to them in a spirit of love and humility.

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Justice for People on Low Incomes

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has led a national campaign to urge the Federal Government to raise the rate of income support payments made to Australians on job seeker and some other payments. We update you on the campaign and the just released Budget.

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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.

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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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Learning More about Catholic Social Action

We offer someinformation about a new series of workshops which aim to help Catholics to ground their social and environmental action in the Bible and Catholic teaching. The workshops will also offer skills for taking action more effectively and strategically.

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National Refugee Week

We provide information about National Refugee Week, this year’s theme and how you can get involved. We also provide information on this year’s Palm Sunday Rallies for Refugees around the country.

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International Day for the Elimination of Racism

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is marked on 21 March. These days, in Australia, we mark this day as Harmony Day. This helps us to appreciate the benefits of a multicultural Australia, but it can also ignore the hard questions about how racism still exists in Australia and effects the lives of many people. We provide some information on how you can challenge racism in society.

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Project Compassion

We’re in the middle of Lent, but it’s not too late to support the development work of Caritas Australia, not only by your weekly contributions at Mass, but also by organising community fund raising events. Learn more about what you can do.