Causes of Trafficking In a submission to the Australian Government’s Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference say that human trafficking and slavery are the terrible consequence of economic and social exclusion, where: • We don’t recognise the human dignity of each person, so people are… Read More »Trafficking Submission by Australian Bishops
integral human development
What does the integrity of human life mean to you? How do ‘great values’ come together in your life and commitments? Could they be more integrated?
Pope Francis has appealed to the whole international community to develop new legal and secure forms of migration. He rejects the view that the large movements of people today are circumstantial or due to isolated emergencies and argues that migration is a sign of the times. He made a special… Read More »Making Migration Secure
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
In 2011 the Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan called for nuclear plants to be abolished. Read why here.
The Catholic Bishops of the Philippines have chosen Easter – the time at which Jesus’ body was resurrected – to encourage appropriate stewardship of health. They draw on the cardinal virtues to call for moderation, appropriate exercise and rest, the rejection of harmful substances and activities and unhealthy perspectives on… Read More »Philippine Bishops Easter Pastoral on Health