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Dear brothers and sisters, migrants and refugees! At the heart of the Gospel of Mercy the encounter and acceptance by others are intertwined with the encounter and acceptance of God himself. Welcoming others means welcoming God in person.

Pope Francis

Social Justice Week 2016:“We all have a migration story”

Migration is the theme selected by the Catholic Bishops of New Zealand for this year’s Social Justice Week (11-17 September).

Caritas New Zealand has produced a wonderful array of resource to support people to reflect on their own migration story.

Brochure: Includes the Social Justice Week Examen – Fostering a culture of encounter brochure with each parish newsletter on 11 September and make it available to parishioners.

Booklet (resources & liturgy notes): A 28 page booklet crammed packed with information and guidance.

Social Justice Week videos: One of the three Social Justice Week videos looking at what it means to be a welcoming community and parish.


Diocesan Social Justice Week Events

Check out our events page to find out about Social Justice Week events coming up near you.