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Australian Catholic Social Justice Council

posted Aug 31, 2014, 4:13 PM by Sean Donovan



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: Sport's message of hope

The idea of promoting peace and education through sport is one that appeals strongly to Pope Francis. He has encouraged an initiative that brings schools and colleges together with the aim of bringing education to the poorest in societies across the world. This reminds us of the message of this year's Social Justice Statement from Australia's Catholic bishops, which will be launched on 17 September. Read more




ISSUES: Online petition seeks end to offshore detention

Our Government is failing to ensure even the most basic standard of care for people in the Manus Island and Nauru detention centres. Join the campaign of a number of organisations including the ACSJC, calling on Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to put an end to this disgraceful policy, which is fast-becoming our nation's greatest shame. Read more




PUBLICATIONS: Time to order 2014 Social Justice Statement

There is an order form available on the ACSJC website for the statement on social justice and sport (see above). Social Justice Sunday is 28 September. The statement includes a letter from the President of the Bishops Conference and summary material. Read more




EVENTS: National Child Protection Week, 7-13 September

For over 20 years, NAPCAN has been running an annual National Child Protection Week campaign developing multimedia, visual and text resources to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of primary prevention to reduce child abuse and neglect in Australia. Read more




NEWS: Australian bishops voice grave concern about crisis in Iraq

In August, Australia's Catholic bishops issued a statement on the humanitarian crisis that was continuing to worsen in Northern Iraq, saying they condemned outright the use of terrorism in the name of religion. Read more




DIARY: 5 September 2013: Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers

It is estimated that there are 50–100 million domestic workers in the world - mainly girls and women, employed to do tasks such as cooking, cleaning and caring for children or elderly people. Workers like these are often poor and are living outside their home country. Read more





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