Edition: Spring 2011 Youth For Justice

Editorial: Youth for justice

4 August 2011 TH

We often hear of 'social justice' - in the media, at school, and in conversations with families and friends.

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Young Journalist Award Senior Winner: Hazel’s fortune in faith

4 August 2011 TH

Looking at her, one would never guess Hazel Fortune was dying. With an uncanny resemblance to the Queen of England, Mrs Fortune has a timeless aura; she has not changed in the fifteen years that I have known her.

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Putting your hand up

Putting your hand up

4 August 2011 TH

Zach Woodward's passion for helping others has seen him involved in many community and fundraising initiatives, including the St Vincent de Paul Buddies Program and the Passionists' social justice group, all while studying a Bachelor of Education (Primary) at Australian Catholic University (ACU). A guest speaker at ACU 's Social Justice Youth Forum in Brisbane earlier this year, we asked Zach to explain why other young people should also be passionate about these issues.

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Sing it for the world

Sing it for the world

4 August 2011 TH

Benefit concerts have been around for many years. Music has a way of bringing people together, and singers and bands have used that power to raise awareness and funds for those in need.

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Top 10 Justice songs

A social justice playlist

4 August 2011 TH

Here are ten songs for your playlist with a strong message for the world.

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Small steps, large strides

Small steps, large strides

4 August 2011 TH

Your own acts of generosity can seem inconsequential when your favourite singer has just secured 30,000 signatures for an Oxfam petition or pledged seven figures to a Haiti relief fund. Can our contributions really make a difference? One 16-year-old demonstrates that youth and lack of fame needn't be a barrier.

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Setting the chickens free

Setting the chickens free

4 August 2011 TH

Living a just life means also being aware of how the products we consume are produced.

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This restaurant rules

This restaurant rules

4 August 2011 TH

Nicola Nemaric visits Lentil As Anything, where social outreach and dining go hand in hand .

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Would you like to make a difference

Would you like to make a difference?

4 August 2011 TH

Fifty years ago, if someone wanted to make a difference they would go out on the streets and make themselves heard. These days we have other alternatives. You can provide support to people around the world from the comfort of your own home, with just a few clicks of a mouse.

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A faith that does justice

Explorations: A faith that does justice

4 August 2011 TH

Social justice is at the heart of our faith. If God loves each person equally, then He must also want each of us to have an equal opportunity to flourish in this world. This can only happen if we place the needs of others, particularly those on the margins, at the centre of our concern.

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A day in the life

A day in the life

4 August 2011 TH

Taking a look at a day through the eyes of a child in Africa and a child in Australia.

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Not-so-innocent bystanders

Not-so-innocent bystanders

4 August 2011 TH

Bullying is a justice issue. Standing up for people being persecuted is just as important when it happens in the playground.

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