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posted Jun 5, 2015, 5:31 PM by Sean Donovan

JUNE 2015    ISSUE 168


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: Constitutional recognition for Indigenous people

This is a step that Australia must take if we are to incorporate some measure of justice towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our foundational document. The time is now, and if we miss this opportunity, it will be some time before we have another. Read more




ISSUES: Everything you need to know about the Referendum

This book details how our Constitution was drafted, and shows how Aboriginal peoples came to be excluded from the new political settlement. Concise and clear, it is written by two of the best-known experts in the country on matters legal, Indigenous and constitutional. Read more




PUBLICATIONS: Beauty and our Biblical calling to peace, justice and sustainability

In the ACSJC's Series Paper 77, Professor Patrick McCormick explores the Biblical account of the Creation and its vision of a rich and bountiful world in which we are called to live as responsible and loving members of a community, caring for and cherishing our world and all that lives in it. Read more




EVENTS: Vinnies CEO sleepout

Over the past ten years, $24 million has been raised to support Vinnies homeless services. With these funds last year Vinnies provided 365, 164 bed nights, 1,197,633 meals and assistance on 1,161,239 occasions to people experiencing disadvantage. Read more




NEWS: Romero would have been a Pope like Francis, say supporters

One constant refrain at the beatification of Oscar Romero was the parallel between the martyred Archbishop and Pope Francis. Read more




DIARY: World Day Against Child Labour - 12 June

The most recent global estimates suggest some 120 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 are involved in child labour, with boys and girls in this age group almost equally affected. The World Day Against Child Labour this year will focus particularly on the importance of quality education as a key step in tackling child labour. Read more




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