Jubilee Sunday

Columbans in partnership with Jubilee Australia

Columban Missionaries were involved in the Jubilee 2000 global campaign to cancel the debt of heavily indebted poor countries. This ongoing campaign was advocated by Pope John Paul II and supported by many church and religious agencies.

The Jubilee Principle

Jubilee Australia is inspired by the ancient biblical Jubilee idea of tackling greed and inequity, and building a just global economy, for the sake of the world’s poorest communities.

Based on Old Testament scripture, the ancient Hebrew traditions of Sabbath rest and Jubilee renewal required that those enslaved as a result of debt be freed, lands lost because of debt be returned and communities torn by inequality be restored.

“I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)

Jubilee Sunday

Each year, on the third Sunday in May, people across Australia unite in heart, mind and spirit to recall and be re-inspired by the ancient Old Testament principle of 'Jubilee'.

As a congregation, a social justice group, a school group, a family or even as an individual, Jubilee Sunday is an opportunity to set aside time to reflect on our role in growing a fair, equitable and compassionate society.

Resource - Jubilee Sunday

Jubilee Sunday, 2015 ResourceOn Jubilee Sunday in 2015, May 17th, churches across Australia prayed for a world made new, where those struggling under the weight of poverty because of economic injustice will be able to live in dignity and peace. Jubilee Sunday is an opportunity to set aside time to reflect on our role in building a fair, compassionate and environmentally sustainable society.

The 2015 Jubilee Resource from Jubilee Australia contains reflection, worship, education and action ideas for you to incorporate into your existing liturgy as well as community publications. You and your community are invited to participate in Jubilee Sunday each year in May or at a time more convenient to you.

Jubilee Sunday 2015

On Jubilee Sunday, May 17th, churches across Australia pray for a world made new where those struggling under the weight of poverty because of economic injustice will be able to live in dignity and peace. It is an opportunity to set aside time to reflect on our role in building a fair, compassionate and environmentally sustainable society.

The attached resource and Powerpoint from Jubilee Australia contains reflection, worship, education and action ideas for you to incorporate into your existing liturgy as well as community publications.  You and your community are invited to participate in Jubilee Sunday on May 17th or at a time more convenient to you.

- See more at: http://www.jubileeaustralia.org/page/about/faith#sthash.sRvbgbBa.dpuf

The Columban Mission Institute’s Centre for Peace, Ecology & Justice has been part of the Jubilee Campaign since 1998.

We encourage you to adapt and use the latest 2015 Jubilee Resource or explore previous editions in any way that works for your congregation.

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"No to an economy of exclusion (#53). Each individual Christian and every community is called to be an instrument of God for the liberation and promotion of the poor, and for enabling them to be fully a part of society (#187)." Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel)

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