Social Justice

Catholic social teaching is the term given to the doctrine of the Church on social justice issues.

Catholic social teaching promotes a vision of a just society that is grounded in biblical revelation, the teachings of the leaders of the early Church and the wisdom gathered from experience by the Christian community as it has responded to social justice issues through history.

The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) was set up by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) in 1987 as the national justice and peace agency of the Catholic Church in Australia.

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference mandates the ACSJC to promote research, education, advocacy and action on social justice, peace and human rights, integrating them deeply into the life of the whole Catholic community in Australia, and providing a credible Catholic voice on these matters in Australian society.

In this way the ACSJC seeks to bring good news to the poor, release to captives, sight to the blind and freedom to the oppressed. The ACSJC is accountable to the ACBC through the Bishops Commission for Justice, Ecology and Development.

You can find more information at the ACSJC website. HERE>


The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office has produced a short pamphlet on what the Catholic Church teaches on asylum and migration.You can read the pamphlet here, and more information is available on ACMRO's website -

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