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Mission Statement

The Justice and Peace Office promotes justice, peace, ecology and development through projects and activities based on Catholic Social Teaching.

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Catholic Social Teaching

CST is the expression of the way that we understand our world and guides us to moral and just actions.  Learn about CST here.

Activities and Programs


Collaborative Action

The Justice and Peace Office works collaboratively with other Catholic organisations, and with people of all faiths and none, to address shared concerns in a range of areas.


Education & Training

The Justice and Peace Office promotes greater awareness and deeper understanding of the Catholic commitment to justice, peace, ecology and development.


Advisory Role

The Justice and Peace Office advises the leaders and agencies of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney to enable the Church to respond to social issues from a Catholic perspective.


Sydney Alliance

The Sydney Alliance is a coalition of religious organisations, community groups and trade unions which aims to rebuild civil society and animate communities to advocate for fairness and justice for Sydney’s people.

Parishes to Dispose of Throw-Away Culture

“Parishes to Dispose of Throw-Away Culture: Archdiocesan Social Justice Gathering Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese, 23 May 2016 The Archdiocesan Social Justice Gathering will take place on 4 June 2016 Catholics across the Archdiocese of Sydney have the opportunity to challenge the implications of a throw-away culture and implement some of the latest teachings of Pope … Continue reading Parishes to Dispose of Throw-Away Culture

Voice for the Voiceless

  “Voice for the voiceless: A statement by the Catholic Bishops of Australia on the election Source : Catholic Bishops of Australia Australia’s Catholic bishops have called for the voices of the thrown-away people to be heard in the long federal election campaign. The bishops today issued a statement on the 2016 Federal Election, addressed … Continue reading Voice for the Voiceless

A reply from an advocate to Peter Dutton about self-harm

My first thought on seeing the video of Omid setting himself on fire was that he didn’t have a support person. If he did, they would have talked him through his suicidal thoughts in the night or the morning and he would have settled down. Reprinted from Eureka Street: Di Cousens |  08 May 2016 … Continue reading A reply from an advocate to Peter Dutton about self-harm