Welcome to the website for the Social Justice Commission for the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba.  

Our Commission was established in 2002 as a key direction in the Diocesan Pastoral Plan – “embracing action for Social Justice”.  Five aspects to our work are:  spirituality, education, leadership, solidarity and research.  In partnership with those affected by injustice the Commission works to analyse issues and reflectively advocate for action.  The Commission is grounded in Catholic Social Teaching.  Our current priorities are:  justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, caring for the environment and support and advocacy for refugees.   We work to promote human rights and our actions are informed by the dignity of the human person.



Raise Your Voice

We are their voices. We demand a change. Children DO NOT belong in detention. Let us raise our voices not only today because it's World Humanitarian Day, but to continue until these children are given their basic human rights. LET'S GET LOUD! #raiseyourvoice #kidz4kidz #freethechildren #sharehumanity

Posted by Kidz4Kidz_AUS on Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Laudato Si - On Care for Our Common Home

Laudato_Si_-_EN.pdf


Welcoming Pope Francis' Ecological Encyclical



Pope Francis has released an encyclical based on the environment and the call to protect Creation.   Catholic Earthcare has prepared a great background to this powerful document.  The full text can be accessed here 


Social Justice Commission is now on Facebook. Click here to check it out and follow our page for the most up to date information, news and events!


For more information on Asylum Seekers and Refugees click here


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