The 2021-22 Social Justice Statement of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is entitled Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor and will be launched on Thursday 5th August 2021 by the Office for Social Justice ahead of Social Justice Sunday on 29 August 2021.
This year the Social Justice Statement focuses on why it is so important that we as a community respond to the Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor.
All are welcome to the launch of the statement which will take place
online at 5:30pm-6:30pm on the 5th of August, AEST.
You will hear from guest speakers including Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv, Chair of the ACBC Bishops Commission for Social Justice, Mission and Service. He will respond to our launch speaker and you will have the opportunity to ask your own questions about the statement and the inputs provided at the launch.
The statement Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor focuses on building the theological foundations of caring for our common home and our human family. It will also serve as a launch pad for the ACBC’s 7-year journey towards the Laudato Si’ Goals, creating a wholly sustainable Australian church.
To bring the statement to life, prayers, reflections, an action card and other resources are available for parishes, schools, communities and diocese to use in their contexts.
To register for the event click here: