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JULY 2015    ISSUE 169


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.





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FROM THE SECRETARIAT: A groundbreaking encyclical

Laudato Si' may be as ground breaking as Pope Leo XIII's 1891 Encyclical, Rerum Novarum. Pope Leo addressed the disastrous and unequal impact of the industrial revolution on poor workers and their families. As it was in the late 1800s, so it is today. Pope Francis is addressing the great crisis of post-industrial times with his gaze firmly on the most vulnerable individuals. Read more




ISSUES: Catholic Social Teaching: Faith in a better world is an initiative of livesimply, which seeks to make more explicit the link between faith and action, so that global social justice will become a mainstream concern for a more diverse range of Catholics. Read more




PUBLICATIONS: ACSJC taking orders for Social Justice Statement 2015-16

This year's Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement is entitled 'For Those Who've Come Across the Seas: Justice for refugees and asylum seekers'. An order form, a letter from the President of the Bishops Conference and summary material are available on our website. Read more




EVENTS: 5-12 July - NAIDOC Week 2015

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. Read more



NEWS: Student inspired by UN human rights conference

Western Sydney Year 12 Sheneli Meneripityage Dona joined delegates from 54 countries in New York for the United Nations Special General Assembly on Youth. Read more




DIARY: 14 July 1995 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags proclaimed official flags of Australia

Recognition of these flags was recommended in Recognition Rights and Reform, a report to Government on native title social justice measures. They were officially proclaimed in the Commonwealth Gazette on on this day. Read more





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