Why Global Social Justice?

Caritas Australia works with all people to enable them to learn more about poverty and its underlying causes. With this knowledge, we will all be more empowered to stand up to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.

Be More Campus Ministers Brisbane 2009

Why Global Social Justice?

Poverty is created by the actions of people, which means it can be eradicated – it’s not a question of if, but when. But for this to happen, we must all work together towards the creation of a more just and fair world.

Deepening your school's Catholic identity

We work towards a more just and fair world not merely from a sense of charity or goodwill, but because we believe it is a necessary response to the Gospel call of Jesus, and a matter of justice. This response is central to our faith, and central to every Catholic school’s identity.


We believe our education and advocacy program enables your school and its students to fulfill the core mission of:

  • giving prominence to the Gospel and person of Jesus Christ, as well as Catholic Social Teaching principles, which are Caritas Australia’s guiding values
  • being committed to the Christian vision of the dignity and potential of each human person
  • giving value and meaning to life, by encouraging students to aspire not to have more, but to BE more
  • putting personhood at the heart of the learning and teaching process
  • challenging students to understand and make sense of the world
  • enabling and empowering students to take action in the world for peace and justice with direction, meaning, purpose and hope, and to engage with Australian culture and society

Caritas Australia's Global Education and Advocacy Program

Each element of our program enables individuals to reflect upon their own worldviews, their essential inter-connectedness with others, and the global issues that are the root causes of poverty.

This equips each of us to make a stand to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity, and to make choices and engage in positive actions and leadership for a more just and fair world.

We have developed a diverse program that we believe is essential to helping your whole school – from the leadership team, principal, subject coordinators and teachers to the pupils and their families and communities – move from a local school ethos of social justice to global awareness and action.

Contact your Justice Educator to find out more