Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of Brisbane


#WeSayNoToCruelty

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on August 1, 2018

Join the Commission’s campaign to say “NO!” to cruelty to people seeking asylum. Over 300 people seeking asylum have lost most Government support and are being left destitute. Why not take a photo of a group from your parish, school or agency expressing solidarity with our sisters and brothers and either send it to the Commission or post it on our A Movement of the Heart Facebook page. See below for full instructions.

*Declaration on Destitution

*MR Photo Advocacy Campaign Asylum Seekers August 2018

*#WeSayNoToCruelty Photo Campaign Guide2

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Luminous Lantern Parade

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on May 14, 2018

The Commission invites parishes, schools and agencies to join our contingent behind the Commission banner and lantern at the annual Luminous Lantern Parade on Friday 8 June at the Southbank Parklands. 

Catholic Contingent – Luminous Lantern Parade 2018

Accompanying People Seeking Asylum Information Session

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on May 14, 2018

The Commission will host a session to inform parishes, schools and agencies about the current situation for many people seeking asylum who are facing destitution on Saturday 2 June, 10 AM – 1 PM. 

Accompanying People Seeking Asylum Information Session (flyer).

Accompanying People Seeking Asylum

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on April 10, 2018

Through our own encounters with people seeking asylum, the Commission has become aware of the growing number of people facing destitution.  We have developed a resource to help parishes understand the problem and find ways to respond.

Accompanying People Seeking Asylum April 2018

Auckland Diocese Commission Calls on Australia to Accept NZ Offer on Re-Settling Refugees

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on November 16, 2017

Our sister Justice & Peace Commission in Auckland has issued a release calling on the Australian Government to accept the offer of the NZ Government to resettle 150 refugees. They are also deeply concerned about the situation on Manus Island.

Manus Island Akl Catholic JP News release 15nov17

 

 

Listen to the Cries of the People, Listen to the Cries of the Earth

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on November 16, 2017

The Commission has issued a statement calling on all parties and candidates to listen to the cries of the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Pacific peoples and to the cries of the earth itself about the immense damage being caused by climate change. It also calls on them to listen to the cries of people in regional Queensland where there is much unemployment.  The Commission urges that the Adani Carmichael coal mine not go ahead and that viable and sustainable alternatives be developed to help affected Queensland communities to transition to a carbon-free future.

Adani Election Statement November 2017

Manus Island Detention Centre Call

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on November 16, 2017

The Catholic Justice & Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Brisbane joins with the Social Justice Commission of the Diocese of Toowoomba in calling on the Australian Government to end the current crisis on Manus Island by bringing all the refugees and men seeking asylum on Manus Island to Australia.  The two Commissions also urge the Australian Government to accept the New Zealand Government’s offer to resettle 150 refugees.

Manus Statement November 2017

Calling Christians to Climate Action During COP23

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on November 6, 2017

The Catholic Justice & Peace Commission has been involved in preparing a Queensland Churches Environmental Network resource encouraging Christians to take action on climate change during the COP23 in Bonn, Germany, 6 – 17 November.

Calling Christians to Climate Action During COP23

An Urgent Call for Climate Action

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on October 4, 2017

Attached is an appeal from the Pacific Conference of Churches for support from Queensland churches in solidarity with them as they face the challenges of climate change.

PCC Call for Climate Action

 

 

 

A Movement of the Heart 2017

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on June 23, 2017

Our annual campaign, A Movement of the Heart begins again today, Friday 23 June!  The Commission asks all to begin a period of concerted prayer and action in support of compassion and fairness for people seeking asylum and refugees from today, the Feast of the Sacred Heart to Migrant & Refugee Sunday (August 27).  It has produced a prayer which you can use privately and in meetings and liturgies.  Further resources and opportunities will follow over the next two months.

A Movement of the Heart 2017

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