The Social Justice Statement 2022-23 from the Australian bishops, Respect: Confronting Violence and Abuse condemns domestic and family violence.
The statement highlights that family and domestic violence affects people of all ages and from all background but predominantly women and children and is a particularly painful and complex reality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The document also covers the importance of listening to women and children, the drivers and enablers of violence, supporting respectful relationships, and the importance of respect, dignity and justice, as well as transformation and hope.
Download the Social Justice Statement 2022 - 2023
To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today 2021 - 22
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of many members of our parishes, schools and communities. Understanding mental health will help us to be aware of those who need support. In the Social Justice Statement 2020-21, To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today, the Bishops invite us all to reject stigmatisation, to work for the transformation of social determinants of mental ill-health, and to call for policies and service provision that meets the needs of the poorest and most marginalised members of our community.
Download Statement 'To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today'
Read Bishop Anthony Randazzo's reflection on the Statement
For more information and resources, visit the Office for Social Justice Website