Two young builders at work in Wellington.

 

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Social Justice Week

Photo: Jenny Rahman

In 2013 Social Justice Week ran from 8-14 September, the focus was on youth employment. Social Justice Week 2014 will run from 14-20 September. This year's theme is Catholic social teaching.

Two young builders at work in Wellington.

Walk Alongside: Meaningful work for the young workerSJW 2013 booklet cover - Walk Alongside

Last 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.

Parish resources can be downloaded here.
School resources can be downloaded here
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A special Social Justice Week website has been set up to discuss the issues of youth employment here.

Find out what events are happening around Aotearoa New Zealand for Social Justice Week here.

General resources can be downloaded below. Resource packs for schools and parishes were sent out at the end of July 2013.

New Zealand Bishops' Initiative

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.

General resources 2013

Walk Alongside: Meaningful work for the young worker booklet

Walk Alongside: Meaningful work for the young worker powerpoint

Social Justice Week poster

Social Justice Week bookmark

Parish resources can be downloaded here.

Previous years' Social Justice Week resources

 

 

 

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