Catholics In Coalition for Justice and Peace

Other Events

This page lists events, actions and advocacy by other groups and organisations.

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John Menadue's blog 'Pearls and Irritations'

Mr John Menadue AO is a former Australian public servant with a distinguished career in both the private and public sectors. He is currently a Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development and Chair of John's blog covers many social justice issues.

Walking with Refugees and People Seeking Protection

Bishop Vincent Long of Parramatta will launch this important, year-long Diocesan Journey on

Sunday 27 August 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, Seven Hills from 2 - 4pm.

Special guest speaker: Fr Tom Smolich, International Director of Jesuit Refugee Services.

The aim of the Diocesan Journey will be to galvanise a Diocese-wide and faith-filled urge to bring about a culture that values fair and compassionate treatment of people seeking refuge and protection in Australia.

A feature of the afternoon will be to hear personal stories from refugees and asylum seekers, as well as, the opportunity to join small group discussions to discern how best the Diocese may achieve its goal … particularly at a parish level.

If you would like to join others from around the Diocese at the launch, please contact the Social Justice Office on  88383461

or register online at:

Edmund Rice Centre is turning 21 - join them for a celebratory dinner

In 2017, the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education is turning 21. 

To mark this special occasion of coming of age, on Friday 8 September there is a celebratory Gala Dinner with guest speaker Patrick Dodson, Australia's Father of Reconciliation and Yawuru Leader in Sydney.

Date: Friday 8 September 2017

Time: 6.30pm for 7pm

Venue: Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL, 20-26 Canterbury Road, Hurlstone Park, Sydney

Guest Speaker: SenatoPatrick Dodson, Australia's Father of Reconciliation and Yawuru Leader

Tickets are available for $80 or table of 10 for $750 and include a three course meal and an evening of celebration, inspiration and entertainment.

Book online at

Contact Dominic Ofner at Edmund Rice Centre on (02) 8762 4200 or email


Program for schools and colleges in Sydney, Wollongong and Melbourne

Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is offering an incursion program for schools in the Sydney and Melbourne metropolitan areas and Wollongong region.

Under the Face to Face program, a representative from RCOA and a speaker of refugee background present to students, teachers and other interested groups about the refugee experience. Refugee speakers share personal stories and give students the opportunity to learn about their experiences and their contributions to Australia. The presentations are linked to the school curriculum and cover who refugees are and where they come from, facts about refugees worldwide and in Australia, conditions faced by refugees overseas and Australia’s refugee policies. Incursions can be delivered as one-hour interactive presentations or two-hour workshops incorporating small group activities. The presentation package includes a comprehensive Resource Guide for teachers that contain links to lesson plans, follow-up activities and further reading. For more information, download our brochure.

What participants say about Face to Face 

Thousands of students, parents and teachers have participated in our presentation sessions and workshops since it was launched in February 2014. Here is what secondary and primary school students said after participating in the Face to Face program:

I learned that refugees aren’t just faceless masses like the media portrays them, they are individuals and have stories.

When he explained his story and his perspective, I felt he gave us an understanding of his experiences and we were able to sympathise with him.

Final Year Student, Sydney University: Your session was the highlight of the semester.

Teacher: The delivery of facts and clarification of terms and the story the refugee told of his struggles and triumphs was very powerful.