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Social Justice Statement 2015-2016
For Those Who've Come Across the Seas
Justice for refugees and asylum seekers
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2015–16 challenges Australians to think again about our national response to asylum seekers. The Statement addresses the divisive national debate over asylum seekers, especially those who arrive by boat. It reminds all Australians of the need to welcome and comfort those who have fled here from terror and danger, and to live out the example of Jesus, who never turned his back on those who were lost or suffering.
Read the statement at the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council’s website.
Annual NAPPA Conference 2016: "For Mercy's Sake"
Continuing the conversation with those who have come across the seas
Keynote Fr Aloysious Mowe SJ, Director of Jesuit Refugee Service Australia. Our day includes stories from asylum seekers, conversations facilitated by Sydney Alliance, and workshops & interactive panel with those involved in welcoming, supporting, housing and empowering new arrivals to participate in our parishes, schools and communities. Guests include Ms Maha Abdo OAM, Muslim Women's Association, Bishop Terry Brady and Fr Maurizio Pettená CS, ACMRO.
Tuesday 3rd May, 9am to 5pm, then Mass & Dinner, till 9pm
Dooleys Catholic Club Lidcombe
Cost: $75; with Dinner $115
Register at www.trybooking.com/KIRS
This conference is organised by the NSW Association of Pastors, Pastoral Associates and Parish Workers (NAPPA), connected with the NSW Bishops Conference.
On Care for our Common Home
Find resources for Pope Francis' Encyclical Letter on the environment here.
Contact your parish secretary if parishes wish to take advantage of bulk discounts offered by Pauline Books & Media, or personal copies may be purchased online here.
Social Justice e-Bulletin
- August / September 2015
- July 2015
- June 2015
- May 2015
- April 2015
- March 2015
- February 2015
- December 2014
Broken Bay News Archive
- Bula! Caritas in Broken Bay (Broken Bay News April 2015) [PDF/970KB]
- World Day of Prayer (Broken Bay News April 2015) [PDF/680KB]
- Growing Food for Life - Project Compassion 2015 (Broken Bay News February 2015) [PDF/820KB]
- A Special Place - Centre for youth with disabilities in Rwanda (Broken Bay News February 2015) [PDF/800KB]
- Putting Rungs in the Ladder: Tri-Diocesan event (Broken Bay News February 2015) [PDF/710KB]
- Building Fraternity (Broken Bay News October 2014) [PDF/430KB]
- Ways of Doing – Reaching out for Refugees (Broken Bay News June 2014) [PDF/260KB]
E-news Articles Archive
- Bishops Say Sport Can Make Everyone a Winner (17 September 2014)
- Caritas Australia Celebrates 50 years (18 August 2014)
- Art and Spirituality (11 June 2014)
- Collected Social Justice Statements a Vital Resource (5 June 2014)
- A Place of Refuge (16 April 2014)
- Thank you from Caritas (16 April 2014)
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