Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of Brisbane

A Movement of the Heart

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on June 2, 2015

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 A Movement of the Heart 2015

Death Penalty Commitment

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on May 6, 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 G20 Statement

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on November 14, 2014

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.

Fasting during the G20 Leaders Summit

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on November 3, 2014

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

G20 Prayer And Info Resource

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on October 29, 2014

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

Novena For Iraq

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on September 3, 2014

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[1]

Asylum Seeker Policy Petition

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on September 3, 2014

Carina Parish Asylum Seeker Petition

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.

Calls for Climate Justice

Posted in Uncategorized by cjpcbrisbane on July 27, 2014

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

Movement of the Heart

Posted in Refugees by cjpcbrisbane on May 29, 2014

World Refugee Day 2014

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. 

RDA Amendments

Posted in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Justice,Racial discrimination by cjpcbrisbane on May 13, 2014

RDA Amendment Submission RDA Amendments Opposed

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. 

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