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posted Nov 2, 2014, 12:19 PM by Sean Donovan


NOVEMBER 2014    ISSUE 162


Welcome to the monthly news and information briefing from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, the social justice and human rights agency of the Catholic Church in Australia. This email contains highlights only. The full Briefing is online.




FROM THE SECRETARIAT: Good always triumphs over evil

It seems naive to apply the Christ-like response to a global terror. But the one Christ-like quality that is the essential basis of true peace-making at all levels and in any context is basic concern for the dignity of the person - even the aggressor.Read more




ISSUES: International day of prayer for persecuted Christians

Persecuted Christians around the world desperately need prayers. As believers at the Deeper Life Church in Gombe, Nigeria, prayed together for the persecuted church, they couldn't have imagined how soon they would be persecuted themselves. Read more




PUBLICATIONS: 2015 Social Justice Diary orders open

The 2015 Social Justice Diary is in production - it will be delivered mid-November 2014. You can order now to keep up to date with significant events, anniversaries and special days which celebrate particular aspects of social justice.Read more




EVENTS: Until 15 November - Ping-Pong-A-Thon

The humble game of Table Tennis has become the feature of a national fundraiser aimed at freeing some of the world's most vulnerable from sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Read more




NEWS: Catholic schools in rich areas of Sydney to charge higher fees

Parents whose children attend Catholic schools in the more affluent areas of Sydney will pay higher fees than those attending schools in poorer areas, and the long-held policy of a flat tuition fee will be abandoned next year. Read more




DIARY: 8 Nov 1907 - Minimum wage judgement in Harvester case

In 1907, an arbitration court judge decided that wages at a Melbourne factory should be based on the cost of living for a worker and his family. From then on, Australia's minimum wage was based on what was fair and reasonable rather than what the employer was offering. Read more





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