Josephite Justice groups from across Australia and New Zealand have targeted poverty and disadvantage as their focus areas for the next twelve months, they said after their annual gathering last weekend.
In the statement they renewed their commitment to those pushed to the edges, particularly Indigenous peoples, asylum seekers and refugees, that they might experience compassion, justice and mercy.
They noted the release of the Australian Catholic Bishops Social Justice Statement, ‘Lazarus at Our Gate’, called for solidarity with those who are poor, and has provided a rallying cry for all Josephites.
“We have taken the faces of poverty named by the Bishops as focal points for our work on the ground, as well as our ongoing advocacy with the new federal government,” said long- time Josephite justice advocate, Sister Josephine Mitchell.
The Josephite Justice group expressed deep concern about the inaugural directions signalled by the Coalition government.
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