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Australian Catholic Social Justice Council Newsletter

posted Jun 1, 2014, 2:01 PM by Sean Donovan

JUNE 2014    ISSUE 157

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: Announcing an exciting new resource

Building Bridges: Social Justice Statements from Australia's Catholic Bishops 1988 to 2013 is a treasure trove for anyone looking for insight into Catholic social teaching, especially - but not only - applied to the Australian context. Read more


ISSUES: Australian Bishops' forceful statement on asylum seeker policy

'The current policy has about it a cruelty that does no honour to our nation. How can this be when Australians are so generous in so many situations where human beings are in strife?' Read more


PUBLICATIONS: 'Putting People First: The call for an economy of social inclusion'

The Bishops' statement for last month's Feast of St Joseph the Worker is available for download in regular and 'three-column' versions. Read more


EVENTS: Catholic Religious Australia National Lament Week

1-8 June is a week of prayer and prophetic presence. It is not a protest. The focus is symbolic action showing that we lament the treatment of people seeking asylum in Australia and are standing in solidarity with these people, our sisters and brothers. Read more


NEWS: ACMRO calls for review of Manus Island detention policy

The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office has called on the Australian Government to reconsider its policy of resettling refugees on Manus Island. Read more


DIARY: Australia took historic stand against race hatred

11 June 1975: Australia ratifies the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Read more




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