Social Justice Statement 2017-2018

SJS Statement 2017 cover webSocial Justice Sunday will be celebrated this year on September 24.  The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) is preparing for the launch of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement 2017–2018, ‘Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy’.  

In this year’s Statement, the Catholic Bishops of Australia consider the economic priorities of Australia. They draw from the teachings of Pope Francis and his predecessors to highlight how the exclusion of poor and vulnerable citizens from the benefits of economic growth, reveal a lack of justice in the economic system itself. They draw on new understandings of development in the spheres of social and economic policy to highlight how the wellbeing of humans and all of creation must be an economy’s central purpose. The Statement calls for a new approach that prevents exclusion from the outset and engages all people as dignified contributors to sustainable and economic growth.

Click here for the following resources:

  • A letter from Archbishop Denis Hart, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference;
  • A short summary of the Statement;
  • An order form for copies of the Statement.
  •  A brief summary of the Social Justice Statement can be found at the ACSJC website here.