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Dear Confrere

The Irish province of the SMA has developed a new resource that we are happy to make available to all SMA Units and Confreres.  We hope that it will be a useful tool for promoting greater understanding the Gospel message both in formation and pastoral situations.

In 2013 Bishop Patrick Harrington SMA and the SMA Justice Office began to develop a series of presentations aimed at providing Catholics who wish to engage in work for Justice and Peace and Care for Creation with a solid understanding of what scripture and the Church teach as the starting point in making a Christian response to injustice in our world.  

The programme begins by looking at what the Bible, in the Old and New Testaments, has to say about Justice.  Next it looks at Justice in Catholic Social Teaching and then, in response to our current reality, the programme developed presentations on what Scripture and the Church teach us about Care for Creation and Migrants, two burning justice issues in our world today.

These presentations were initially delivered to various groups and in various locations around Ireland.  In order to make them more widely available they have, over the last three years, been filmed and they are now available online or can, on request, be provided on a Memory Stick for those who wish to avail of them.