Christchurch Catholic Commission of Justice & Peace Annual Competition 2022

For many years now the Christchurch Catholic commission of Justice and Peace has run an annual essay contest for Catholic school students based on Social Justice Week. The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) would like to congratulate the winners of the 2022 Annual CCJP Essay and Multimedia competition. The 2022 Essay competition was based on Social Justice Week theme: “Say No to Racism, We are One in Christ.”

Year 11 - 13 | Danielle Odams - Villa Maria

Theme: How does Catholic Social Teaching give us the strength to grow beyond the dangers inherent in social media that target racial discrimination of youth in Aotearoa, New Zealand?

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Year 9 - 10 | Stella Jones - Marian College

Theme: Describe a time when an act of racism has been recognised in Aotearoa, New Zealand. How can Catholic Social Teaching prevent future similar events.

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Year 7 - 8 | Eleanor Harris - Our Lady of Victories

Theme: How do our differences make us stronger together? Reflect critically on your own experience or those of a friend.

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