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The challenge of affluence and poverty

On September 28, the Catholic Church in Australia celebrates Social Justice Sunday. This year’s statement considers the affluence of our nation and the circumstances of vulnerable Australians who have been denied a fair share of the prosperity flowing from 15 years economic growth. Find out how to order your copy.

The theme of Social Justice Sunday is A Rich Young Nation: The challenge of affluence and poverty in Australia.

In his introductory letter, Archbishop Philip Wilson, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, acknowledges the ‘richness’ of Australia but reminds us that many live with spiritual and or material poverty. Many Australians have been bypassed by the economic growth and prosperity.

The 2008 Social Justice Sunday Statement considers the affluence of our nation and the circumstances of vulnerable Australians who have been denied a fair share of the prosperity flowing from 15 years economic growth.

How will we face together the reality of poverty in Australia and seek ways to address it?

Order your copy of the Statement before August 31 to ensure delivery before Social Justice Sunday. Download form here.

Visit the website of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC).

Contact: Carmel Heagerty RSM, Institute Justice Co-ordinator