Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of Brisbane


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

 

 

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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

Commission Endorses Pacific Concerns on Experimental Seabed Mining

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on June 7, 2017

The Commission has joined with other organisations to endorse and support a call by young Pacific Islanders to challenge experimental seabed mining in the Pacific.

Our Pacific Ocean Statement – We Cannot Let History Repeat Itself – We Are Not Guinea Pigs

Commission Says Adani Mine Economically and Environmentally Unviable

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on May 24, 2017

The Commission has issued a statement expressing its opposition to the development of the Adani coal mine in central Queensland.

MR Stop Adani May 2017

 

Stop Harassment of Tamil Priest

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on May 23, 2017

The Commission calls on Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop, to raise concerns about the harassment and intimidation of a Tamil priest in the north of Sri Lanka with the Sri Lankan President who starts an official visit to Australia on 23 May 2017.

MR Fr Elil Rajendran Case May 2017

Stop the Silence on West Papua

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on May 1, 2017

The Commission calls on the Australian Government to take action on West Papua. Stop the Silence on West Papua

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