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Information on CCJP's Sunday Seminar series - Upcoming Seminars and Transcripts/Summaries

SAVE THE DATE - Next Sunday Seminar - on 17 November 2019 - will be presented by

PROF. JAMIE PITTOCK of ANU on Water and Environment Issues

Seminars are held at Catherine McAuley Room, Mercy Congregational Centre, 6 Victoria Road, Parramatta

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Saving our Inland Freshwater Ecosystems

Posted 16 10 2019

Saving our Inland Freshwater Ecosystems

Save the date - Sunday 17 November at 10am to hear Professor Jamie Pittock speak on addressing the ecological crisis of the Murray-Darling basin and other inland waterways of Australia. ...more

Faith in Action Conference - Responding to Climate Change

Posted 16 10 2019

ARRCC, a multi-faith network committed to action on climate change, is holding its inaugural national conference on 8-10 November 2019 in Canberra. ...more

Just Now - October 2019 edition

Posted 10 10 2019

Two and a half years after the Statement of the Heart, the latest edition of 'Just Now' from the CRA Justice Committee looks at the journey to A CONSTITUTIONAL VOICE FOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS and separates the facts from various fictions. ...more


Posted 11 09 2019


To everyone who cares about a safe climate future, this is your invitation to join the Global #ClimateStrike on September 20 in Domain Sydney from 12 noon -2pm. People around the world will stand up to confront the climate crisis when politicians won't. ...more

Ignore the refusal to give Indigenous consent to Adani at our peril

Posted 11 09 2019

In a shameful act, the Queensland Government has extinguished land rights over Wangan and Jagalingou Country. "Our homelands and waters, the fate of our sacred Springs, and our ceremonial grounds, are now controlled by miner Adani." ...more

Indigenous people lose rights and expose what it means for equality

Posted 11 09 2019

The Queensland government has extinguished native title over tracts of land in the Galilee Basin so the Adani coal mine could proceed. This gives Adani freehold title to the land, and affect the Wangan and Jagalingou peoples' objections. ...more

Leader in solar energy at Sunday Seminar

Posted 21 07 2019

Leader in solar energy at Sunday Seminar

Scientia Professor Martin Green AM ForMemRS of University of New South Wales is Director of the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics. An engaging communicator, Prof Green presented on Sunday 18 August 2019. ...more

Stalwart of CCJP and human trafficking remembered

Posted 03 07 2019

A regular member of CCJP Sr Kathleen Dowse rsm recently died and we offer our condolences to her family and members of the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta. In 2016 she shared first-hand briefing on the contemporary problem of human trafficking. ...more

Secrecy in negotiating away people's rights

Posted 30 06 2019

Secrecy in negotiating away people's rights

Fifty-two diverse community groups representing millions have written an open letter to the Trade Minister opposing damaging proposals in the RCEP. Negotiators from 16 countries in the giant trade deal are meeting in Melbourne June 28 to July 3 2019. ...more

Proposed mine threat to Sepik River in PNG

Posted 28 06 2019

Proposed mine threat to Sepik River in PNG

Jubilee Australia has released a new report 'The river is not ours'. The report tells a tale as old as time about local communities that are fighting to have their say. The Frieda River Mine is a proposed copper and gold mine along the Sepik River in PNG. ...more

Australia's onshore detention system slammed by Human Rights Commission

Posted 27 06 2019

The Australian Human Rights Commission's latest report examines onshore immigration detention. "Australia's system of mandatory immigration detention continues to result in people being detained when there is no valid justification under international law ...more

Sovereignty and Indigenous Voice to Parliament

Posted 07 06 2019

The Uluru Statement is at the forefront of discussion post-election. Henry Reynolds argues that the question of sovereignty overshadows every other consideration. Senator Pat Dodson urges government to 'deal with' Indigenous voice to parliament. ...more

Restoring Australia's reputation as compassionate and creative

Posted 06 06 2019

Catholic Religious Australia wrote to the incoming PM Scott Morrison to ask his government to give priority attention to several areas to restore Australia's reputation and practices as those of a compassionate and creative nation. ...more

Is Australia still an ethical country?

Posted 27 05 2019

Is Australia still an ethical country?

Dr Simon Longstaff AO, philosopher and Executive Director of The Ethics Centre will present the Sunday Seminar on 16 June 2019. Over 25 years ago Simon pulled a circle of chairs together for a conversation about Ethics being at the centre of being human. ...more

Climate change and cost of living - real election choice

Posted 16 05 2019

Writing in John Menadue's blog 'Pearls and Irritations' , Michael Keating has written a two-part article on the economic choice being offered to voters - looking at fiscal plans and the likely economic impacts. ...more

UK declares climate emergency - why not Australia?

Posted 10 05 2019

Last Wednesday night a bipartisan UK Parliament passed an extraordinary measure: a national declaration of an Environment and Climate Emergency. There are now some 49 million people living under national, city and local declarations of a climate emergency ...more

Prepare for National Reconciliation Week 2019

Posted 03 05 2019

Prepare for National Reconciliation Week 2019

National Reconciliation Week runs annually from 27 May to 3 June. The 2019 NRW theme is: Grounded in Truth | Walk Together with Courage. ...more

Vote Compassion - Federal Election Resources

Posted 02 05 2019

Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA), that includes major Catholic agencies, have gathered a number of resources and kits to link values and issues for our conversations at this time. ...more

Elections are for the 'common good' - put democracy to action

Posted 27 04 2019

Elections are for the 'common good' - put democracy to action

We in CCJP believe it is time ordinary citizens speak up for a vision of our nation that looks for the common good beyond individualism and self-interest. It is both our democratic right and responsibility to do so. ...more

A new narrative after Christchurch and Colombo

Posted 27 04 2019

"There is a difference between Colombo and Christchurch which might be worth exploring. Paradoxically, the most useful things that governments can do are those which are least often tried" writes Justin Glyn SJ in Eureka Street. ...more


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