Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Anti-Poverty Week

This is Anti-Poverty Week in Australia (October 16-22). The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to:
Strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia;

Encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments.

Everyone who is interested in helping to reduce poverty and hardship here or overseas is encouraged to organise their own activities during the Week or join in some being organised by other people.

In addition to resources about poverty in Australia, the website offers resources from around the world, including the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services.

The Australian website offers a series of Gospel reflections by Sister Veronica Lawson RSM from the Sisters of Mercy Ballarat Province that we think you might find useful.

Even though it is not Anti-Poverty Week here in the USA, we suggest you view some of these excellent resources to become familiar with the extent of the problem both here and elsewhere.