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Australian Catholic Social Justice Council Newsletter

posted Oct 3, 2014, 4:12 PM by Sean Donovan

OCTOBER 2014    ISSUE 161


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 CHAIRMAN: Tribute to Indigenous sports leaders

A community that has suffered the greatest injustices and is among the most marginalised has given Australian sports fans some of their most inspiring moments. Some, like Adam Goodes or Cathy Freeman, have built on those sporting triumphs to inspire and mentor young Indigenous people seeking their place in our society. Read more



ISSUES: Bishops express grave concern for Iraqis

Australia's Catholic bishops have spoken out about the humanitarian crisis that is continuing to worsen in Northern Iraq. They condemn outright the use of terrorism in the name of religion. Read more



PUBLICATIONS: 2014 Social Justice Statement now available

There is an order form available on the ACSJC website for the statement on social justice and sport. The statement includes a letter from the President of the Bishops Conference and summary material. Read more



EVENTS: 12-18 October - Anti-Poverty Week

During this very important week, everyone is encouraged to help reduce poverty and hardship by organising an activity or taking part in an activity organised by others. Last year, at least 600 organisations around Australia participated in more than 400 activities. Read more



NEWS: Cardinal tells UN of shared responsibility in protecting planet

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin told the United Nations that a sense of "shared responsibility to protect our planet and the human family" must influence how nations react to the reality of climate change. Read more



DIARY: 13 October - International Day for Disaster Reduction

Humanitarian emergencies are increasingly common and destructive and affect more people than ever before. Since 1975, the number of reported disasters has increased fourfold, and the number of people affected increased by over four and a half times. Read more




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