‘Development is the new name for Peace’:Families suffering of poverty and violence need peace in their lives.
Peace be with you
Y10 Religious EducationTerm 1, 2013
Work in groups to identify the message of onesection of The Australian Catholic BishopsConference 2004 Social Justice Sunday Statement:„Peace Be with You – Cultivating a Culture of Peace‟http://www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au/content/PDF/SJSS2004pdf.pdfSections:Shalom – may things go well with youThe familyReconciliation with Indigenous AustraliansCultivating a culture of peace between religionsCultivating a culture of peace in the field of democracy and societySpreademocratic and multicultural values„Development is the new name for peace‟ding Cultivating a culture of peace in the context of national and internationalsecurityUse the Ten Word Strategy to present to the class.
In learning teams students discuss the meaning of the paragraph orsection. Each team member should provide a meaning.The learning team then negotiates a ten-word meaning for theparagraph or section.One student should record the meaning.All students should be involved in creating the ten-word meaning.No more than ten words can be used for each meaning.
Families suffering of poverty and violenceneed peace in their lives.
From the conclusion of the Australian Catholic BishopsConference 2004 Social Justice Sunday Statement,Peace Be With You – Cultivating A Culture Of PeacePeace is our vocation. We are called to cultivate peacewherever possible – in our families, communities, innational life and even globally. The values of truth,justice, love and freedom, when made real in people‟slives, are dimensions of the abundant peace that therisen Christ brings to his followers and to the world.Those who bend their efforts to cultivating this peace inthe many fields of Australian society and beyond can bereassured by the Divine promise: “Blessed are thepeacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.”(Matt 5:9)
If there were a culture of peace. Then . . Then . . Then . . Then . . Then . . Then . . Then . . Then . .IfThen . .Then . .Then . .Then . .Then . .Then . .Then . .Then . .Then . .Then . .Then . .
Seeing, hearing, and experiencing the lived realityof individuals and communities. Naming what is happening that causes youconcern Carefully and intentionally examining the primarydata of the situation. What are the people in thissituation doing, feeling, and saying? What ishappening to them and how do you/they respond?
The word „judge‟ is used here in a positivesense – to analyse the situation and make aninformed judgement about it. This involves two key parts:i) social analysisii) theological reflection.
Planning and carrying out actions aimed attransforming the social structures thatcontribute to suffering and injustice.# Further resources to assist in seeing, judgingand acting well are available from the AustralianCatholic Social Justice Council
“We were asked to make a video on assessing theconcepts of litter. We were asked to see - judge -act. Our approach was for the video to beentertaining and challenge people to make adifference” (10 minutes).http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBgcG8PckwMWhile watching the short video, note what thestudents saw, judged and acted on.
Use the See, Judge, Act method to investigate one of thefollowing Media Releases:◦ Call for children and their families to be released fromAustralias offshore detention camps (26/11/2012)The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council has voiced itsconcern regarding Australias detention of children and theirfamilies.◦ Dignity of workers should be more than a casual concern(30/04/2012)A new approach is needed in labour market policy that wouldplace the dignity of the worker at the centre of deliberations onpay and conditions, says Chairman of the Australian CatholicSocial Justice Council, Bishop Christopher Saunders. Media Releases available at: Australian Catholic SocialJustice Council www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au