Social Justice Sunday

30 September 2018 | General Interest

The Australian Catholic Bishops have called their Social Justice Statement for 2018 - 2019, A place to call home: making a home for everyone in our land.

 

They have called on Australians to look beyond the immediate challenges of the average household budget, and to consider those who are homeless or facing  housing stress because of skyrocketing rents and property prices.

"Every day in our streets, we, like the Samaritan, see wounded people desperately in need of help. They are the homeless and the lost, injured by misfortune, by violence and by poverty. How have so many people come to be on the streets of such a rich nation? And how is it that housing has become so unaffordable that it excludes increasing numbers of Australians"? 

(Extract from Social Justice Statement 2018-19)