Do you have a friend who is completely different to yourself? How do they enrich your life? Can you identify some ways in which people of cultures or religions other than your own reflect the inexhaustible beauty of God?
In what ways might materialism lead us to degrade the material world? How might we shift our thinking about the environment from a resource-to-be-used perspective to one of relationship?
In what ways might a culture encourage us to feel that the successes of others somehow deprive us of good things? Are we caught up in a zero sum attitude of winning or losing? Do we define ourselves as winners or losers?
Who are the most vulnerable in your society? Do they have a voice in public policy discussions? How does your faith community go about listening to them?
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2013–2014 calls on the Christian community and all Australians to stand in solidarity with our neighbours around the world who are living in conditions of extreme poverty. They say that five groups in particular need our support: people who face severe hunger;… Read More »Lazarus at our Gate – Australian Bishops Social Justice Statement 2013
“The new resettlement arrangements with Papua New Guinea are based on the premise that it is wrong for people fleeing from persecution to seek asylum in Australia” said Bishop Hanna “this is fundamentally untrue.” Read the statement from the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office here.