15 September 2008


The subject of this year’s Social Justice Sunday (Sep 28th) Statement, ‘A Rich Young Nation’, is the challenge of affluence and poverty in Australia.

Australia has experienced spectacular economic growth and prosperity in recent years, and increasingly our international economic status has become a symbol of our national identity. Yet in Australia there are many who are wealthy, but live in spiritual poverty, and there are those who have been bypassed by the economic growth and live in material poverty.

For further details about the Catholic Bishops’ Statement, visit the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council website.

At the same time the challenge to address global poverty continues.

Caritas Australia has invited Catholic schools across the country to join this global call to action through their participation in the Make Poverty History Stand Up Speak Out campaign .

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