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Social Justice

BALLARAT DIOCESAN SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMISSION

Membership

Bishop Paul Bird CSsR, Tony Haintz (Chair and parishioner), Jim Ryan (Parishioner), Rachel Smith (Executive Member for CEO Ballarat), Noel Gregory (Parishioner), Sue Searls (Catholic Mission and Caritas, and parishioner),  Fr Frank Smith CSsR, Tony Fitzgerald (CEO Centacare and parishioner), Anthea Hinchey (Secondary Education and parishioner), Stacey Atkins (Primary Education and parishioner), and Mary Rita Thomas (St Vincent de Paul and parishioner).
Fiona Tonkin (minutes)

Contact:

Executive Member: 
Rachel Smith

Phone: 03 5337 7135
Email: Social Justice Executive Member


Below is an explanation of the role of this commission.


Report from the Ballarat Diocese Social Justice Commission meetings can be read below:

May 2017

February 2017 

September 2017

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Family Matters Forum Website Resource

For all of the people who missed Fr Frank Brennan and the Family Matters: Strengthening Respectful Relationships opening address - you can now watch or listen to his entire presentation. Other resources can also be accessed via this page that has been built for your use.  The site also contains information about workshops (Tuning in to Kids, Keeping the focus on children in blended families, having the suicide conversation and family violence) and prayers:  2017familymatters.weebly.com/ 

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Click here to 'Share your stories'. Term 3 is focused on Year of Mercy

How is your school or parish acknowledging the International Year of Mercy?

Share your story

Damascus College, Mt Clear.

We are engaging in the Mercy International Reflection Process as a whole school community (Teachers, Parents, Students).

The record of our participation is held in a website that is evolving as the Year of Mercy develops.  The site is http://mercyinternationalreflection.weebly.com/ 

The graphic comes from the first stage of the process and we have an agreed focus with which to continue.

Damascus, Year of Mercy, BDSJC

CONSUMERISM

The injustice to the living and non-living of our planet in order to sustain an existence based upon greed and wealth impacting

  • Global Warming
  • Poverty
  • Deforestation
  • Pollution

We are currently working on understanding consumerism across the curriculum before we consider what or Wisdom and Theological traditions have to say about the focus.

It is an exciting, engaging process that is making a difference in the Year of Mercy.

Tony Haintz
Assistant Principal - Catholic School Culture

OTHER STORIES ABOUT THE YEAR OF MERCY CAN BE READ HERE.

 

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We are the Catholic Church in the Ballarat Diocese
we gather in the name of Jesus from the Murray to the sea
in interwoven faith communities. Spirit filled
we celebrate and share our journey
reaching out to nurture all God's people.

Diocesan Vision Statement 2005

All Enquiries

PO Box 576
Ballarat, Victoria 3353

Phone +61 3 5337 7111

Where to find us

Catholic Diocese of Ballarat
5 Lyons Street South
Ballarat, Victoria 3353