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Social Justice Network

About the Social Justice Network

The Social Justice network comprises representatives from the NCCA member churches who work withoin their own church raising matters of social justice. The Network meets in Sydney although members from other states join the conversation by telephone. Each year teh Social Justice Network endeavours to produce one major resources for Social Justice Sunday.

The Members of the Network

Recent Resources

Social Justice Sunday 2014

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28 September 2014

 

Gambling and its Impact in Australia
Is Nothing Sacred?


The NCCA Social Justice Network has chosen the topic of “gambling” for the 2014 Social Justice Sunday resource in the hope of voicing the strong concerns held by the Churches about the encroachment of gambling and its destruction into the daily lives of many Australians. Poker machine reform is no longer on our national political agenda, however the expansion of gambling methods is extending, prompting the subtitle “is nothing sacred?”.

 

The resource is available in hard copy  by phoning or emailing the NCCA. Copies may also be available from either your State Council of Churches or possibly your denomination Social Justice Officer.

Articles included this year are


  • Community for sale? Wanna Bet?
    The growing reach of gambling.
    Gambling and sport.
    More gambling information.
    Resources and weblinks relating to gambling issues

 

The Resource Gambling and its Impact in Australia is now available Download Here
The 2014  Worship Resource is now available

Australian Gambling Taskforce Action :  Restraining online misery



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Social Justice Matters

"What does the Lord require of you?

 

This year the Social Justice Sunday resourceacknowledges that embracing the call to do justice is very challenging. As Australia approaches a federal elections the churches want to give the clear message that Social Justice Matters. The resource will be available in hard copy (after 15 August 2013) by phoning or emailing the NCCA. Copies may also be available from either your State Council of Churches or possibly your denomination Social Justice Officer.

The resource will include articles on;

      • Social Justice: The Biblical Foundations
      • Millenium Development Goals: A job that Needs Finishing
      • Taking Responsibility for Justice: The Case of Refugees
      • Disability, Spirituality, Accessibility
      • The Call for Leadership: the Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls
      • Rersources with links to some great websites.

The Resource Social Justice Matters is now available

The Worship Resources 2013 are now avialable



 

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30 September 2012


Peace in the Marketplace

so all may live in dignity


Our current world economic situation is the subject of many books, lengthy media commentary and diverse expert opinions posing many questions. “Are we prospering, are we doomed, is the demand for our mineral resources going to last, how much of Australia’s natural landscape and ecology can be sacrificed to support our economic growth?” Is the concept of economic growth out dated as it is severely altering the natural world? How do we grapple with the unintended consequences?These are the big questions of our times.

The NCCA Social Justice Network has produced this resource  “Peace in the Marketplace – So all may live in dignity. to assist in addressing issues of well being, the economy and the challenges such as work life balance, consumerism, and measuring real progress as a nation. Hopefully this will be a helpful tool for promoting discussion across the community.



Contact the NCCA office to order a printed copy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or  (02) 9299 2215


SJS 2012 - Peace in the Marketplace and Worship Resources 2012

 


 

 

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I Was in Prison and You Visited Me

The number of people in prison in Australia (both sentenced and unsentenced) is increasing faster than population growth. At the same time, rates for most categories of offending are decreasing. These trends require us to pause and reflect on what is happening in our society and especially, who is most likely to be found in prison. The great majority of prisoners come from impoverished circumstances, often experiencing multiple disadvantage. However, most attention is given to the few high profile, even very wealthy, individuals who engage equally high profile legal advisers to secure their freedom.

The Social Justice Network has produced this resource to assist individuals and congregations to be aware of the alarming facts about prisons in Australia and to advocate for a more just society.

Contact the NCCA office to order a printed copy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or  (02) 9299 2215

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SJS 2011- I Was in Prison and You Visited Me Download and Worship Resources

The 1998 Resource: Prison, The Last Resort Part 1 (2.25 MB)

Prison, The Last Resort Part 2 Prison the Last Resort Part2 (2.25 MB)

 


 

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Witnessing to Peace in a Violent World

In countless conflicts across the globe, the shadow of violence continues to obscure a new horizon for peace. Nevertheless, as we reflect earnestly at the conclusion of the Decade to Overcome Violence we should draw inspiration from the continuing outward gaze of the ecumenical movement in Australia in standing in solidarity with the victims of violence across the world.

 

Traditionally, in times of conflict and amid the terrors of deprivation and need, the Church has often held firm as a place of sanctuary and succour. Sometimes it has had a very mixed response, with some sections fearful and silent or even siding with persecutors. The Church reflects both the highs and lows of our human condition.

In many flashpoints across the globe, the Church speaks forcefully for the preservation of human dignity, the broader protection of rights of individuals and communities, and has achieved many peace dividends, some small and some great.

Download pages 1-4. (819Kb) Download pages 5-8. (1.4Mb)

 


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27 September 2009

Hope for the Common Good

As people who receive the planet as God's sacred gift to us, we have a particular responsibility to live in harmony with and care for the natural world, ensuring that God's gift will be enjoyed by the generations to come.

The Social Justice Network have produced a six page resource to assist church groups and others to look Beyond the Global Financial Crisis, to assist those most vulnerable and use our God given talents to live responsibly in the world.

Download the Social Justice Sunday 2009 resource here (2.3Mb). OR contact the NCCA office to order a printed copy, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (02) 9299 2215.

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