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


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