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Economic Justice

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shanty town 150In its Discussion Paper, "Goals for the Rich - Indispensable for a Universal Post-2015 Agenda", the Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives states that for the Sustainable Development Goals to be truly universal and global, the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities (CBDR) must be applied.

Fr Bruce Duncan cssr150No one familiar with Catholic social teaching, going back to Pope Leo XIII’s social encyclical On the Condition of the Working Class (Rerum Novarum) of 1891, should be surprised at Pope Francis' views in his July trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, writes Redemptorist Father Bruce Duncan.

caritas logo150Caritas Australia is the international aid and development agency of the Australian Catholic Church. Caritas Australia has asked Catholic Religious Australia to support its campaign to protect Australia’s Foreign Aid Budget.

Friday, 05 October 2012 15:32

Anti-Poverty Week 2012

Anti-Poverty Week 2012 will be held from 14-20 October, with Wednesday, the 17th of October designated by the United Nations as International Anti-Poverty Day.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:43

Living in Poverty

Living in povertyDo you remember the days of “the dole bludger”; the Media headlines that shouted, “They could get a job if they really wanted one.”  Do you remember the shame, the secrecy, and the pressure on the unemployed to find a job, asks Sister Carmel Hanson rsj*.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:31

Lobbying for justice for the poor

Sr Carmel Hanson rsj Living and working with marginalised people for the past 21 years, Sister Carmel Hanson rsj knows a thing or two about unemployment, homelessness and poverty.