cover of the Social Justice Statement 2016 - 2017

A Place at the Table: Social Justice in an Ageing Society

Social Justice Statement 2016 – 2017

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement 2016 – 2017 addresses social justice in an ageing society. The statement is titled A Place at the Table.

Bishop Vincent Long van Nguyen’s opening message explains:

At this time in Australia, we face a threefold challenge: to work for an inclusive society that brings older people into the heart of the community; to ensure the dignity and care of people who are frail and most vulnerable to neglect or abuse; and to foster solidarity among all generations, recognising the special affinity that exists between young and old.

Statement Highlights

This video presents highlights from the statement.

Download Social Justice Statement 2016 – 2017

A Place at the Table can be downloaded in word or PDF format here.

Supporting Resources

The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council provides a range of resources to help parishes, communities and Catholic organisations to engage with the statement. They include:
– a summary of the statement,
– a letter from Archbishop Hart, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
– liturgy notes
– a Community Education Resource
– a prayer card called A Prayer for All Ages
– an action leaflet called Ten Steps to Creating a Place at the Table
– and a PowerPoint presentation

Resources can be downloaded here.

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