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posted Mar 30, 2014, 6:25 PM by Sean Donovan

APRIL 2014    ISSUE 155


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: The power of peaceful protest

The effectiveness peaceful means to achieve social justice and social change can be seen in the lengths to which some regimes will go to crack down on peaceful assemblies and to stifle public debate. The right to peaceful assembly is most important when it allows participation in the political debate. Read more



ISSUES: Andrew Forrest joins the pope to end slavery

Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest has launched a global network, along with the Vatican, the Anglican Communion and a leading Muslim institution, to end human trafficking worldwide by 2020. Read more



PUBLICATIONS: Coming soon - Building Bridges

The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council is preparing to publish a collection of Social Justice Statements issued by Australia's Bishops between 1988 and 2013. Read more



EVENTS: Call to Alms - Prayer for Refugees, 18-20 April

Your community of worship is invited to participate in a weekend of contemplation and prayer for refugees seeking asylum in Australia. Read more




NEWS: Religious leaders join NSW coal mining protest

A Buddhist monk, a Catholic priest and Uniting Church ministers were at Maules Creek in NSW supporting local protesters trying to stop the expansion of mining in the area. Read more



DIARY: UN International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, 4 April

In 2005 the United Nations called for continued efforts by States, with the assistance of the United Nations and relevant organisations, to foster the establishment and development of national mine-action capacities in countries where mines and explosive remnants of war constitute a serious threat to the safety, health and lives of the civilian population. Read more




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