Australia’s religious congregations have a strong commitment to social justice. Through their social justice ministries, they work with refugees and asylum seekers, indigenous Australians, people who have been trafficked, people with mental illness, homeless people, prisoners and young offenders, victims of domestic violence and with many other groups on the margins of society.
To enable religious congregations to have a united and effective voice on social justice issues at both local and global levels, in mid-2011 CRA established a Justice Network. With a united voice, the network aims to strategically influence public and social policy to bring about justice, equity and ecological sustainability.
Under the leadership of the CRA Justice Network Coordinator and a reference group of Religious, the network will also be identifying ways of connecting congregations working on justice issues and pooling resources, skills and expertise.
That Catholic Religious in Australia will have a prophetic voice that strategically influences public and social policy to bring about justice, equity and ecological sustainability.
The development of a structure which will enable a united and effective voice of Religious Congregations in relation to social justice issues at both national and global levels.
Justice Network includes:
- Justice Network Coordinator
- Justice Network Reference Group
- Members of Catholic Religious Australia
- Colleagues in Congregational ministries
- Colleagues in associated networks