Justice, Ecology and Peace Action Group
The St Flannan’s Social Justice Action Group (SJAG4034) was formed late in 2015.
In the Social Justice Statement 2020-2021, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference renamed the Office for Social Justice the Office for Justice, Ecology and Peace "to better reflect contemporary Catholic Social Teaching, especially the teachings of Laudato Si' and Fratelli Tutti on integral ecology and peace."
Following the example of our Bishops, St Flannan's Social Justice Action Group (SJAG) has been renamed St Flannan's Justice, Ecology, and Peace Action Group. (JEPAG)
The original names for our email account - SJAG4034@hotmail.com and facebook page - St Flannan's Social Justice Action Group - SJAG 4034 have been retained.
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month (except January) in the Parish Meeting Room where local social justice issues are discussed and action planned.
New members are most welcome. Please contact SJAG4034 as below:
In the past we have discussed:
- Laudo Si’, the second encyclical of Pope Francis, on care of our common home.
- Listening to the Statement from the Heart where we looked at the ideas which contributed to the Statement which was issued on 26 May, 2017. The Statement came after a series of regional consultations which sent delegates and ideas to the First Nations National Constitutional Convention at Uluru in May 2017.
- Social Justice Statement 2020-2021 from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference of Australia.
- Eco-Winners which aims to fund environmental projects for the parish. So far we have funded a seat made of recycled plastic, led lighting and more efficient fans for the parish Church and screens to display prayers and hymns during Mass, thus saving printing on paper, and assisting parishioners to follow Mass effectively. The current project aims to provide solar panels for the presbytery.
Information is also provided on our facebook page: