UN World Day of Social Justice

Since 2007, February 20 has been designated by the United Nations as World Social Justice Day. The theme for this day in 2019 is: “If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice.”

The UN General Assembly recognizes that social development and social justice are indispensable for the achievement and maintenance of peace and security within and among nations and that, in turn, social development and social justice cannot be attained in the absence of peace and security or in the absence of respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms.

These ideals are echoed and reiterated in the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching. Refer https://www.caritas.org.au/learn/cst

Brigidine Sisters are committed “To take decisive action for justice” and “To hold in reflection and prayer the sacredness of all creation, the many manifestations of exploitation, injustice and suffering, especially for women and the most vulnerable.”….. (Brigidine Congregational Forum 2016)