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; people who are victims of […]
“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.
As politicians swing into election mode the Catholic Bishops of Australia are encouraging people not to vote according to self-interest but with a view to the common good. In their pastoral letter they draw attention to a range of issues such as respect for life, marriage and the family, child protection, poverty, health and education. […]