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Social Justice Diary

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 January 2018

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1 World Day of Prayer for Peace. Theme: 'Non-violence, a style of politics for peace'
1901: Foundation of Commonwealth of Australia
1994: Commencement of Native Title Act
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1977: First loans by Grameen Bank, founded by Muhammad Yunus in Bangladesh

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10 1946: First UN General Assembly opens with 51 nations represented
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15 World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees
1842: Mary MacKillop born in Fitzroy, Victoria
1929: Martin Luther king Jr born in Atlanta USA
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24 Feast of St Francis de Sales, patron saint of journalism
25 1959: Pope John XXIII announces his intention to convoke the Second Vatican Council
26 Australia Day / Survival Day
1972: Aboriginal Tent Embassy established in Canberra
27 International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
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 February 2018

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2 Presentation of Jesus
World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life
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4 Fifth Sunday of Oordinary Time
5 1996: Cape York Peninsula Heads of Agreement signed
6 International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
Waitangi Day, Aotearoa New Zealand
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8 St Josephine Bakhita
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11 Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time
World Day of Prayer for the Sick
990: Nelson Mandela released from prison
12 1965: The Freedom Ride commenced in Australia
2005: Sr Dorothy Stang murdered in Brazil
13 Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day!)
National 'Sorry Day': 2008: Apology to Stolen Generations by Australian Government 
14 Ash Wednesday 
Project Compassion begins
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18 First Sunday of Lent
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20 World Day of Social Justice 
21 International Mother Language Day 
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March 2018

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1 Zero Discrimination Day
Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day
1999: International Treaty to Ban Landmines becomes effective
2 World day of Prayer: Theme - 'All God's creation is very good' 
3 World Wildlife Day
4 Third Sunday of Lent 
1979: Pope John Paul II's encyclical Redemptor Hominis
Clean Up Australia Day
5 1970: International Treaty in Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
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11 Fourth Sunday of Lent 
2011: Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, devastated by earthquake and tsunami, killing 18,500 people, destroying the nuclear plant and causing widespread contamination
12  1913: Founding of Canberra as Australia's Capital
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15 National Close the Gap Day 
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17 St Patrick
18 Fifth Sunday of Lent
19 1866: Beginning of Sisters of St Joseph at Penola, SA
2003: US and allies invade Iraq
20 International Day of Happiness
21 International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination
World Down Syndrome Day
World Poetry Day
World Day of Forests
Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination begins
National Harmony Day (Australia)
22  World Water Day
23  World Meteorological Day
24 Annunciation
International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
World Tuberculosis Day
Earth Hour: 8.30 to 9.30 pom local time
1980: Assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero
25 Palm Sunday
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing (UN) Staff Members
1877: Death of Caroline Chisholm
26 1967: Pope Paul VI's encyclical Populorum Progressio ('On the Progress of Peoples')
1975: Biological Weapons Convention enters into force
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1941: Death of William Cooper, Aboriginal activist and community leader
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31 Holy Saturday
First day of the Jewsih Passover

 

 

April 2018

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1 Easter Sunday
1897: Death of Jandamarra, Aboriginal resistance leader of the Bunuba people (WA)
2 Easter Monday
World Autism Awareness Day
2005: Death of Pope John Paul II
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4 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr in Memphis, Tennessee, US (1968)
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6 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 
7 World Health Day
Day of Reflection on the genocide in Rwanda
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11 1963: Pope John XXIII's encyclical Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) 
12 International Day of Human Space Flight
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15 Third Sunday of Easter
1991: Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Royal Commission Final Report signed 
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17 1816: Massacre of Aboriginal people at Appin, NSW 
18 World Heritage Day
1955: Death of Albert Einstein 
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22 Fourth Sunday of Easter
World Day of Prayer for Vocations
International Mother Earth Day 
23 World Book and Copyright Day 
24 1945: First United Nations Conference opens with 45 nations attending 
25 Anzac Day 
World Malaria Day
26 1986: Nuclear plant accident in Chernobyl, Ukraine, causing thousands of deaths and widespread contamination in Europe
1998: Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera murdered in Guatemala 
27 2014: Popes John XXIII and John Paul II canonised 
28 St Peter Chanel SM  (martyred on the island of Futuna, 1841; first martyr of Oceania)
World Day of Safety and Health at Work
29 Fifth Sunday of Easter 
Day of remembrance for all victims of chemical warfare
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May 2018

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1 St Joseph the Worker
International Workers Day
1838:Massacre of between 60 and 300 Aboriginal people at Slaughterhouse Creek. NSW
1991: Pope John Paul II's encyclical Centesimus Annus, on the 100th anniversary of Rerum Novarum
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3 World Press Freedom Day
4 Yom ha-Shoah, Holocaust Memorial Day
5 Blessed Edmund Rice
6 Sixth Sunday of Easter 
1992: Introduction of mandatory detention for asylum seekers in Australia 
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8 World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
1945: War ends in Europe
1970: First Moratorium March against the Vietnam War in Australian cities
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10 1994: Nelson Mandela's Inaugural Address as President of South Africa
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12 World Far Trade Day
13 Ascension of the Lord
Mothers' Day
 
World Communications Day. Theme: 'The truth will set you free'
14 1971: Pope Paul VI's Apostolic Letter Octogesima Adveniens (A Call to Action)
15 International Day of Families
1891: Pope Leo XIII's encyclical Rerum Novarum (on Capital and Labour)
1931: Pope Pius XI's encyclical Quadragesimo Anno (on Reconstruction of the Social Order)
1961: Pope John XXIII's encyclical Mater et Magistra (on Christianity and Social Progress)
16 World Debt Day
17 World Telecommunications and Information Society Day
2005: Death of Fr Ted Kennedy
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Jubilee Sunday
2002: Timor-Leste Constitution came into force with Xanana Gusmao as first President
21 Mary, Mother of the Church
World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 
22 International Day for Biological Diversity
23 International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
24 Mary Help of Christians, Patron of Australia
1948: Foundation of World Council of Churches
2015: Pope Francis' encyclical 'Laudato Si' (on 'care for our common home')
25 Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non Self-Governing Territories begins
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National Sorry Day
1997: 'Bringing them home' Report tabled in Parliament
2017: Uluru 'Statement from the Heart.' made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders

27 The Most Holy Trinity
National Reconciliation Week begins
1967: Referendum changes articles in the Australian Constitution discriminating against Indigenous people
28 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins.
29 International Day of UN Peacekeepers
1992: Torres Strait Islander flag launched
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1942: Japanese submarine attack, Sydney Harbour

 

 

 

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