Peace, Justice, Ecology


The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement 2021-22: “Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor” provides theological foundations to ground and inspire efforts to care for creation while responding to the needs of the disadvantaged and excluded. It draws from Scripture, from the theological tradition, from Catholic Social Teaching, and from the wisdom of the world, including the insights of the First Nations.

In the Statement, the Bishops invite the whole Catholic community to join them in taking up Pope Francis’ invitation to a seven-year journey towards total ecological sustainability, guided by seven Laudato Si’ Goals

Download the Social Justice Statement 2021-22 and additional resources
or listen to it as a podcast and watch Pope Francis’ invitation to a seven-year journey:


Salt of the earth, light of the world

“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? …You are the light of the world … let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”Matthew 5.13-16

To be light and salt for the world requires us to work for peace and justice and to care for creation. PEACE, JUSTICE, ECOLOGY – as part of the newly formed Mission Enhancement Team (MET) – identifies, reflects on and responds to issues which affect society and the natural environment, especially the most vulnerable and marginalised. The team disseminates information and supports parishes and schools in taking action. It liaises with other welfare and social justice organisations.


Dr Sebastian Salaske-Lentern
Address: Bethany Centre
Ground Floor, 470 Church Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
Phone: 02 8838 3413 or 0409 399 505

All images used courtesy of the UNHCR
and shutterstock