One year ago, Pope Francis issued his encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’. The Global Catholic Climate Movement has prepared a parish kit to help you to make changes in your parish in response to Laudato Si’.
CJPC Brisbane’s report on its shadow human rights fact finding mission to West Papua this year finds that there is no improvement in human rights in West Papua.
It calls for action at the UN to investigate human rights abuses and for the Indonesian Government to negotiate with the United Liberation Movement for West Papua to find a pathway towards self determination.
Statement of the Catholic Women of West Papua in Response to the Visit of the Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands to the Diocese of Jayapura, Papua
Catholic women in West Papua presented a statement of their concerns about the human rights situation in West Papua to a delegation of 20 Bishops from PNG and Solomon Islands who visited Jayapura on 8 & 9 April 2016. 2016.09.04_Statement of the Catholic Women
The Commission invites you to a dialogue with peoples from the Pacific about how we can best support them in solidarity as they face the challenges of climate change.
Australia in Solidarity with West PapuaThis year, the Commission’s Executive Officer, Peter Arndt, joined a peace pilgrimage to West Papua. There he learned of the brutal repression that the people of West Papua faced and experienced the heavy hand of the security state first hand. He also travelled to the Solomon Islands in June to help the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s bid for membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group. His report contains valuable insights on the nature of Christian solidarity.
West Papua Struggle for Freedom 2015 Report
The Commission invites Catholics to pray during Migrant & Refugee Week [24-30 August] for an end to the globalisation of indifference towards the plight of refugees. Please join in our Novena of Prayer for A Movement of the Heart from 22 August to 30 August.
A Movement of the Heart 2015 M&R
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