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  Threads Of Hope - Remembering the workers of Rana Plaza

Apr 24, 2020
On 24 April 2013, an eight-story commercial building called Rana Plaza collapsed near the capital, Dhaka in Bangladesh, killing 1,134 people and injuring approximately 2500. The victims were all mainly garment workers.
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  An alternative vision for social structure post COVID-19

Apr 20, 2020
COVID-19 has exposed structural social and economic weakness. A common good framework would have rejected policies fostering job insecurity in the ‘gig economy’ as a modern form of slavery
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  Slavery-Free Easter

Apr 12, 2020
Almost half of all 152 million children victims of child labour are aged 5-11 years, according to a 2017 report by the International Labour Organisation. And a great many of these children are in the cocoa industry, picking the cocoa beans used to produce chocolate.
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  Columbans call for change in Coles supply chain

Nov 14, 2019
St Columban’s Mission Society co-filed shareholder resolutions proposed by the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility calling for change in the Coles supply chain to protect the rights of workers in the horticulture sector.
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  Basic Minimum Wage should be a Living Wage

May 01, 2019
In their Pastoral Letter for the Feast of St Joseph the Worker on 1 May, the Australian Bishops continue their long-term argument that it is only fair for anyone working full time to receive a wage that is at least sufficient to support their family.
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  ACRATH Campaign - Child slavery and Easter chocolates

Apr 17, 2019
Pope Francis said that “every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.”
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  ACRATH Campaign - Buy slavery-free chocolate

Apr 12, 2019
We cannot ignore the fact that there is as much slavery in the world today, as there was before, or perhaps more – said Pope Francis last month.
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  Catholic Religious Australia responds to the Government's cut to Overseas Aid

Apr 10, 2019
The Federal Government has cut overseas aid for the sixth successive year.
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  ACRATH Campaign - Use your money justly

Apr 05, 2019
Last month, while speaking about modern slavery Pope Francis said that, faced with the tragic reality of modern slavery, “no one can wash their hands of it, without being in some way, an accomplice to this crime against humanity”.
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  ACRATH Campaign - Purchasing is always a moral act

Mar 29, 2019
Pope Francis said “every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.”
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  Catholic Church submission on the annual review of the living wage claim

Mar 22, 2019
The Church is calling for an increase in the minimum wage and in award rates that would make a dent in the two-decade-long devaluing of the minimum wage.
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  ACRATH Campaign - Slavery in the world today

Mar 22, 2019
We cannot ignore the fact that there is as much slavery in the world today, as there was before, or perhaps more – said Pope Francis last month.
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  ACRATH Campaign - Slavery-free Easter chocolate

Mar 09, 2019
Pope Francis said that “every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.”
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  Catholic 'school' a game-changer for Pakistani men

Oct 26, 2018
"The CCAE's goal is to help academically talented but disadvantaged young Catholic men attain high academic grades, obtain a tertiary education and gain admittance to university," said Columban Fr Robert McCulloch, the director of the centre.
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  LISTEN! 'Bonded Slavery' radio documentary

Sep 20, 2018
Columban missionaries Fr. Tomas King and Fr Liam O’Callaghan are the main feature in a Newstalk radio documentary on bonded slavery in the Sindh province of Pakistan.
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  The 2018 Columban Christmas Cards - The Fleeing to Bethlehem of Joseph & Mary

Sep 07, 2018
This year our cards recall how Joseph and Mary fled into the desert to escape Herod's soldiers. Like Mary and Joseph, we too have had to abandon our homes and farms and flee during times of armed conflict.
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  #WithRefugees - Refugee Week 2018

Jun 18, 2018
In 2018, Refugee Week will be held from 17 June to 23 June. The theme for Refugee Week 2018 is #WithRefugees.
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  A Fair Day’s Pay - for the dignity of workers and the good of all

May 04, 2018
Bishop Vincent Long releases Pastoral Letter, A Fair Day’s Pay – for the dignity of workers and the good of all, to mark the Feast of St Joseph the Worker.
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  Columban Missionaries on the opening of COP23, Bonn, Germany.

Nov 08, 2017
Columbans also commit to individual and institutional lifestyle changes and policies that are in keeping with reducing our harmful environmental impact and growing in our reconciliation with all of God’s Creation.
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  Anti-Poverty Week ... "stop treating hunger as an incurable disease" Pope Francis

Oct 23, 2017
In 2016 world hunger once again increased. Now there are 800 million men, women and children who are hungry, 11 out of every 100 people on the planet.
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