During Anti-Poverty Week 2018, on Wed 17 October, we will be hosting a Lunchtime Conversation with Brian Lawrence on Child Poverty within Families, followed by an Ecumenical Anti-Poverty Prayer Service. All are welcome.
In 2015, Pope Francis wrote “an urgent letter” to “everyone on the planet” to express his concern for the devastation that humans are causing to our Earth and its climate, and to ask all people to change the way we treat the Earth, each other and the poor. How are you and your parish responding to the Pope’s urgent request?
Deputy Premier James Merlino told the 2018 pre-election forum at
Catholic Social Services that ‘a great society is where the most vulnerable citizens
are supported so that they can reach their full
potential.’ Deputy Liberal leader David
Hodgett noted that ‘good
economic policy needs to be balanced with support for those that are
disadvantaged, vulnerable and marginalised.’