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2022 CCJP Essay Winners Announced

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) would like to congratulate the winners of the 2022 Annual CCJP Essay and Multimedia competition. The 2022 Essay competition was based on Social Justice Week theme: “Say No to Racism, We are One in Christ.”

The topics were:

Year 7 & 8 Category
How do our differences make us stronger together? Reflect critically on your own experience or those of a friend.

Year 9 & 10 Category
Describe a time when an act of racism has been recognised in Aotearoa, New Zealand. How can Catholic Social Teaching prevent future similar events.

Year 11-13 Category
How does Catholic Social Teaching give us the strength to grow beyond the dangers inherent in social media that target racial discrimination of youth in Aotearoa, New Zealand?

Click on the names of the winner below to read the winning essays

Year 7 & 8 WinnerEleanor Harris (OLV School)

Year 9 & 10 WinnerStella Jones (Marian College)

Year 11-13 Winner Danielle Odams (Villa Maria College)

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