Justice Activity Centre

The Justice Activity Centre is a unique opportunity for participants to directly engage in justice issues and contribute to the lives of others in a hands-on way! Located within the Encounter Expo Hall at the Festival, the Justice Activity Centre will feature justice-based organisations form within the Catholic Church.

My friends, Jesus is the Lord of risk, of the eternal “more”. Jesus is not the Lord of comfort, security and ease. Following Jesus demands a good dose of courage, a readiness to trade in the sofa for a pair of walking shoes and to set out on new and uncharted paths. To blaze trails that open up new horizons capable of spreading joy, the joy that is born of God’s love and wells up in your hearts with every act of mercy. To take the path of the “craziness” of our God, who teaches us to encounter him in the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the sick, the friend in trouble, the prisoner, the refugee and the migrant, and our neighbours who feel abandoned. Pope Francis

Inspired by the words above by Pope Francis, the Justice Activity Centre is a place of education, empowerment, mission and service.  The centre will contain a range of interactive experiences and activities facilitated by various organisations and groups that encourage young people to engage with justice issues and people impacted by injustice.

Supporters

Hosting Partners

Festival Director: Mr Malcolm Hart director.youth@catholic.org.au

Festival Coordinator: Mrs Renee Bennett acyf@encanta.com.au