Posts Tagged ‘Social justice’

New Zealand ranks sixth in global wealth report Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018

New Zealand is the world’s sixth richest country. But wealth is unevenly shared, and when it comes to the median income, New Zealand drops to eighth. Only the US, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway and Australia rank ahead on per adult wealth, according to the Global Wealth report from investment bank Credit Suisse. Continue reading Related Posts:Why people Read more

Faith leaders say poverty, violence is behind migrant caravans Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Faith leaders say the thousands of people in migrant caravans travelling through central America from Honduras are leaving their homes under duress. Many caravan members say they cannot make ends meet in their home countries due to low wages, extortion or unemployment, says Nathanael Bacon, a Catholic deacon who lives in Guatemala. The faith leaders Read more

Wellington one of 12 dioceses to lead initiatives for World Day of the Poor Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
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The Archdiocese of Wellington has been invited, among 12 other dioceses from around the world, to take the lead for this year’s celebration of the World Day of the Poor on November 18. Other dioceses include Manila in the Philippines and Bangui, the Central African Republic, to United States’ Boston and Europe’s Madrid and Paris. Read more

Labour-led government to substitue truth and justice with personal opinion Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018
Jacinda Ardern Law Commission, Labour-led government

The Law Commission’s report on alternative approaches to abortion law portrays a day of infamy, betrayal, shameful injustice and the denial of the dignity of women and of motherhood. The choice of the Labour-led government to trample on the human rights of our precious unborn and the right of women to be protected from the Read more

New film captures the legacy of social justice campaigner Celia Lashlie Comments 0

Monday, July 30th, 2018

It was supposed to be a film about the last year of social justice campaigner Celia Lashlie’s life. She died at 11.33pm on day three. Continue reading Related Posts:Decision on Christchurch Cathedral will prompt donationsIs NZ as friendly as we like to think it is? A…World premiere of documentary about strengthening of…Teen suicide and social Read more

We need a new pro-life movement built on social justice Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2018
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On the first day of class, each of us seated in the medium-sized lecture hall shared why we had decided to pursue a master’s in public health and what we intended to do with the degree. Most students talked about wanting to work for clinics in underserved communities or for humanitarian programs abroad. However, one Read more

Sister Patricia Fox gets a temporary reprieve Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2018
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Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox has claimed a temporary victory over the Department of Justice (DoJ). It has agreed to extend her stay in the Philippines and review her appeal against an order from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to forfeit her visa. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has announced Fox now has until June 18 to leave the Read more

What did Pope Francis mean when he said the unborn and the poor are equally sacred? Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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When Pope Francis insisted that the lives of the unborn and of the poor are “equally sacred,” he was not trying to shift the focus of Catholics from fighting abortion to fighting poverty, he was trying to show they are part of the same battle, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Read more

“You have no right to criticise us” Duterte tells Sister Patricia Fox Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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“Who are you? Just because you are a nun? You go back to your country and try to ponder the enormity of your problems,” said Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. His words were directed at an Australian nun, Sister Patricia Fox, who was detained by immigration authorities last week. “You nun, why don’t you criticise your own government, the Read more

Denis O’Reilly: The gangs have been convenient whipping boys Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Gangs are whipping boys: Denis O'Reilly

Denis O’Reilly, a Pākehā now well into his 60s, linked up with Black Power because he was committed to social justice. It was the same concern for social justice that had his brother, Laurie, who died nearly 20 years ago, becoming a lawyer and then the Commissioner for Children. Each of the boys had many other Read more