The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement 2014-2015 is titled A Crown for Australia. It explores the potential of sport to promote personal development, social inclusion and a more just society. It also addresses social issues connected with sport such as the will to win at any cost, the use of drugs in sport, […]
In 2014 we celebrate the 100th World Migrant and Refugee Day. The Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office has prepared a kit to help communities and individuals to celebrate Migrant & Refugee Sunday. The theme is The Holy Family in Exile, and it contains Pope Francis’ Message for the day, a pastoral letter from Bishop […]
The Director of the Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office has responded to reports of Tamil asylum seekers being intercepted at sea and handed over to the Sri Lankan navy by reminding the Australian Government of its duty to respect the principle of non-refoulement. Read more below [gview file=”https://social-spirituality.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ACMRO-Media-Release-Process-asylum-claims-3-July-2014.pdf”].
The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) and Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) issued a joint statement criticizing the Australian Government’s 2014 Budget announcements. Bishop Christopher Saunders, Chair of the ACSJC said:“It actually punishes individuals and families who look to Government for financial support and drives division and alienation in our Australian community.” Jacky Brady, […]
Bishop Gerard Hanna, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Delegate for Migrant and Refugees, has called for a thorough review of Australia’s refugee and asylum seeker policies. The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office believes that an independent report into events leading to the brutal death of Reza Barati in immigration detention on Manus Island reveals a […]