This year's Social Justice Week ran from 8-14 September, the focus was on youth employment. Social Justice Week 2014 will run from 14-20 September. Next year's theme is yet to be determined at this stage.
This year’s Social Justice Week on 8-14 September focused on meaningful work for young people in an age of unemployment or uncertain work. Almost 45 per cent of those currently seeking work in New Zealand are aged 15-24.
The core resource booklet Walk Alongside: Meaningful work for the young worker looks at employment issues for young people through the lens of Catholic social teaching. Download it here.
General resources can be downloaded below. Resource packs for schools and parishes were sent out at the end of July.
The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference initiated Social Justice Week in 1997, with Caritas responsible for promoting it to the Catholic community and beyond.
The core resource each year is the Social Justice Series booklet, which began with A Fresh Start: The Eradication of Poverty in 1997. Booklets in the series are available from the Caritas office, or downloadable here.