Social Justice

Welcome to Bosco Social Justice Group
 - feel free to contact us and let us know of topics you would like to explore.   

Margaret Day
Mobile: 0421 633 539



 Parish Cookbook: Orders are now open to purchase the Parish Cookbook. 

The Cook Books will raise funds for Maliana and cost $20 each.

 You can order your copy by clicking here.

You will receive notification when books are ready for collection. 

Thanking you for your support.





Australia Day 2021


Let us take time to pause, reflect and pray for our Nation – the beautiful land of the Southern Cross.  Help us to heal the wounds -past and present –and to build God’s Kingdom in our country, Australia, so that all may have life and have it to the full. (John 10:10)


You are invited to read a letter from The Bosco Social Justice Group about Australia Day, please click here to view the letter.





Delivery of urgent, vital medical equipment for Maliana District Hospital.

In the early months of this year 2020 two Australian volunteers, with a deep commitment to
Maliana, were beavering away in Brisbane gathering donations of vitally needed medical
equipment and supplies for the Maliana District Hospital. The COVID 19 pandemic suddenly
made this project not only vital but urgent. This meant that the cost of shipping had also
had to be raised urgently.

Because of our friendship relationship with the Parish of Maliana, the Bosco Social Justice
Group/Friends of Maliana was asked if we could contribute to the cost of shipping – not a
small sum for a 40 ft container of 11 tonnes of equipment and supplies. With the
assistance of the Parish (through the Matching Gifts Program/Parish Charity Fund), we were
able to both purchase the container and cover the cost of shipping from Brisbane to the
Port of Dili, Timor-Leste. The arduous task of transferring the contents of the container to
Maliana was taken up by volunteers in Timor.
Our donation enabled the delivery of urgent, vital medical equipment to Maliana District
Hospital in record time. An amazing achievement given that all work of loading etc was
done under COVID related restrictions.

Here is a link to the Video (ZOOM) Recording of the final report given by New Zealand
Lieutenant Colonel Martin Dransfield who was responsible for the Timor end of the
operation, overseeing logistics of unloading the container in Dili and personally delivering
its contents to the Maliana District Hospital.


9 photos attached
 the unpacking and transport of the equipment - Dili to Maliana
 the new hospital beds in their new home, Maliana Hospital
 the delivery of the neo neonatal crib to the ICU unit in Maliana
 Maliana Hospital staff with the newly delivered neonatal crib
 Delighted staff, mother, baby and family in the paediatric Ward at Maliana District
Hospital – note the new beds.
     

     

     

          

        




2020-2021
AUSTRALIAN BISHOPS SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENTS

Each year the Bishops issue a major statement for the coming year on Social Justice Sunday (the last Sunday in September.)


2020-2021 Statement

Click here to view


Click here to listen to the Podcasts:The Revolution of Tendernesswhich features a series on To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today. The first three episodes of the series present the full text of the Statement, one section at a time. The fourth episode discusses Mental Health and Young People.  



Please visit Social Justice Statements for related materials including ten step leaflets, prayer cards, liturgy notes, community education resources, PowerPoints etc.



Video from the Jesuit Refugee Society: 



 NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK 2020

This year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week is In this together.  A very timely theme in the face of COVID 19.  It reminds us, whe

ther in a crisis or in reconciliation, we are all in this together.  Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians.  We each have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation so that, collectively, we can build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories,  cultures, and futures.  During Reconciliation Week, we are each challenged to gain a little more knowledge or a new insight into our First Peoples’ story – past and present.