CCJP essay and multimedia contest

There are a number of resources available to assist:

  1. Caritas website – Social Justice activities: Resources | Caritas
  2. Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church
  3. Christchurch Catholic Commission of Justice & Peace on the Diocesan website Catholic Commission for Justice & Peace – Catholic Diocese of Christchurch (
  4. and other Catholic sites for the new Beatitudes

A true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.

Pope Francis: Laudato Si’ paragraph 49

During the next five weeks of the Season of Creation (which runs from the Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on 1 September to St Francis Day on 4 October), quotes for parish media have been selected by member of the EJP Commission’s Integral Ecology Committee, who have also prepared reflection sheets for each of the five Sundays which fall within the Season of Creation. These may be able to be used by households within their bubbles. The first reflection sheet for Sunday 5 September is available here: