Social Action Commission of the Diocese of Charlottetown

Publisher:  c/o Mary Boyd, Social Action Office, P.O. Box 1689, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Year Published:  1981  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2314
Inactive/Defunct Organization
The Social Action Commission of the Diocese of Charlottetown describes its purpose as one of "educating the people of the Diocese on all matters related to social justice and working for transformation within the Church and the province......education which leads to action for social justice."

Abstract:  The Social Action Commission of the Diocese of Charlottetown describes its purpose as one of "educating the people of the Diocese on all matters related to social justice and working for transformation within the Church and the province......education which leads to action for social justice."

The Commission outlines its more specific objectives as 1) working with other groups whose goals are similar; 2) proposing social action policies for the Diocese; 3) educating itself and others through consciousness-raising about injustices ranging from the local to the international level; 4) devising new models for social transformation and 5) working with those who are oppressed, e.g. tenants, low-income people, unorganized workers, fishermen, farmers, etc. The Commission claims that it has been influenced by recent statements of the Canadian Catholic Bishops on socio-economic issues.

The following materials produced by the Commission are available by writing the above address: a) 1980 Annual Report (Social Action Commission) - This 45-page report includes reports and newsclippings about the Commission's involvement in a whole host of issues including regional disparity, native people, Northern Ireland, housing, farming, health and develoment education; b) Brief to the National Farm Products Marketing Council (1980); c) Brief to the Commission of Inquiry into the Island's Fishing Industry (1980); d) Brief to the Commission of Inquiry into the Welfare Assistance Program (1980); e) Brief to Health Services Review (Hall Commission), 1979-80.


This organization no longer exists.
See also CX2501.

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