Pacific Bishops meeting in Auckland in August 2017 declared: “As Bishops of the Pacific, the place of the sea in the lives of the peoples we serve was a central focus of our meeting. Our common ocean is teeming with life and goodness. For many of our peoples the sea… Read More »Pacific Bishops Focus on Sea
Why do you think Pope Francis speaks of reconverting to a development that knows how to respect creation rather than converting? Is there wisdom from your own culture’s history, or that of another culture, that can be recovered to help meet this challenge? How are you playing a part in… Read More »Development that Respects Creation
How might the development of one country be at the expense of another? Has our use of non-renewable energy sources lead to the oppression of others? Who suffers the most from the pollution generated in the production of the goods that we consume?
How do you understand development? How can we ensure that the poor and the vulnerable benefit from development?
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