Ecology, Justice and Peace

Ecology, Justice and Peace mission

With our colleagues and associates, Redemptorists have long been involved with work for justice and peace, refugees and displaced people, prisoners and the poor. St Alphonsus himself was involved in famine relief.

As Pope Francis keeps warning us, today we face the added threats to our climate and environment from global warming, with disastrous consequences for people everywhere.

Francis is calling the whole world to hear and respond to ‘the cry of the poor and the cry of the Earth’. He considers this an essential part of evangelisation, since many millions of lives are at stake, not to mention the very existence of many other creatures that God has given us.

Together with other units of the Redemptorists throughout Asia and the Pacific, the Oceania Province in 2020 established a new Commission for Ecology, Justice and Peace to help resource and stimulate us all.

Members of this Commission are Bruce Duncan (chair), Pat Corbett (secretary), Tuyen Vu (Council representative), Tim Tapoon and Aruna Abeysecara.

Pope Francis’s message to us is: be aware of the immense challenges facing us; and take responsibility to do what we can, wherever we are, to rescue our patch of the earth from disaster. The Good News is that, with the help of our Holy Redeemer, there is still time.

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Pope Francis: get serious about climate change and unfair economic systems

Pope Francis has repeatedly challenged us to ‘make some noise’ about the serious issues of climate change, as well as about poverty and extreme inequality. He summarised his concerns in his social encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home’, which he signed on Pentecost Sunday, 24 March 2015.


Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world

This year’s Social Justice Statement, Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world, invites people to reflect on how the internet has changed the way they communicate, work, learn and do business – and how to contribute to a more just digital world.


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