Social Justice Statement 2017–18: Everyone’s Business
On Monday 18 September the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference launched their 2017-18 Social Justice Statement at the St Francis' Pastoral Centre, Melbourne.
The Statement, ‘Everyone's Business: Developing an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy’, was introduced by the commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, Susan Pascoe AM, and Father Joe Caddy, the Episcopal Vicar for Social Services.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia as the traditional owners and custodians of the land of our schools. We are inspired and nurtured by their wisdom, spirituality and experience. We commit ourselves to actively work alongside them for reconciliation and justice. We pay our respects to the Elders; past, present and future. As we take our next step we remember the first footsteps taken on this sacred land.