Today, the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of Brisbane launches a new movement, A Movement of the Heart, to build a commitment to overcome the globalisation of indifference towards refugees. The first initiative of this new movement is a novena of prayer between the Feast of the Sacred Heart, 12 June, and World Refugee Day, 20 June. Keep up to date with new initiatives of a movement of the heart on our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/amovementoftheheart A Movement of the Heart 2015
Following the execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the Commission pledge its ongoing commitment to work for the abolition of the death penalty globally. Commission Remains Opposed to Death Penalty
CJPC Brisbane has issued a statement drawing attention to Pope Francis’ letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the G20 meeting in BrisbaneCJPC Media Statement G20 Summit.
Christians are invited to take part in a fast on the weekend of the G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane, November 15 and 16. an information sheet has been prepared to help you to participate in this fast which is an act of solidarity with those whose voices will not be heard at the G20 meeting.Fasting during the G20 Leaders Summit
Members of churches within the Queensland Churches Together family have compiled a resource with prayers and information to help Christians prepare for the G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane on November 15 and 16.G20 prayer and info resource
Bracken Ridge Parish will hold a Novena for Iraq between 6-14 September. Prayers for peace in Iraq will be prayed at all Masses during the 9 days and various Parish groups will pray for the people of Iraq on particular days. The Parish has produced a leaflet of prays and information to enable other to participate in the Novena.novena%20flier
Our Lady of Graces Parish has organised a petition to the House of Representatives calling for policies which respect the human rights and dignity of asylum seekers. You are asked to collect printed names and signatures on the petition and return all sheets to Our Lady of Graces Catholic Parish, PO Box 305, Carina OLD 4152 by Wednesday 30 September.
Going Under is a seminar exploring the impact of climate change on the Torres Strait and the Pacific. It is hosted by the Commission and Caloundra parish on Friday 1st August, 7-9PM, at the Caloundra Catholic Church.Going Under flyer
Please join us for Movement of the Heart, a World Refugee Day pray service on Friday 20th June at 6.30PM at the Cathedral of Saint Stephen, 249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane. We come together to pray that our loving God will move the hearts of all Australians so that asylum seekers will be treated with respect, dignity and justice.
The Federal Government has proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act which many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and ethnic communities fear will lead to increased racial hate speech. The Commission has made a submission to the Government calling for it to withdraw the amendments and consult with affected communities.