The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Social Justice Week

Social Justice Week ran from September 12-18 in 2021 and highlighted the Beatitudes with the theme of encounter and community.

The education resources for Social Justice Week highlight the Beatitudes from Matthew 5:1-12. The title of the resources is ‘A Culture of Encounter: Be the Church’. Following on from last year’s resources that unpacked the Catholic social teaching (CST) principles, the 2021 resources encourage us to BE the Church through our daily lives and the way we encounter others.


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Key Resources


New Video



Mascot Stories for Younger Students



Google Slides



Beatitudes Short Stories (ALL)

Shristi's Story

Sione's Story

Sid's Story

Patariki's Story

DJ's Story

Poppy's Story

Daisy's Story

Colin's Story


Social Justice Week from Home Activities




SJW 2021 Resource Feedback Form

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