The Parliamentary Liaison Office of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is the official vehicle for contact and dialogue between the Catholic Church in South Africa on the one hand, and the country’s Parliament and government on the other. It provides an avenue for the Church – as part of civil society – to contribute to debates on issues of public policy, to exert an influence for the common good in areas of political, economic and social concern, and to help shape legislative and policy developments.
The history of land dispossession in South Africa has been argued and studied and analysed for years.
The phrase ‘the option for the poor’, which is a cornerstone of Catholic Social Teaching, was first coined by the Jesuit leader, Fr. Pedro Arrupe, in 1968 in a letter to his confreres in Latin America.
“To deal effectively with the plight of older persons by establishing a framework aimed at the empowerment and protection of older persons and at the promotion and maintenance of their status, rights, well-being, safety and security; and to provide for matters connected therewith.”
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