Reflection on action for justice (SJR) 

SJR.jpgReflection on action for justice requires critical reflection and prayerful discernment based upon the scriptures and Catholic social teaching. School communities consciously plan for and implement these reflective elements into their justice initiatives through an action-reflection process.​

Promoting critical discernment SJR1 Building a culture of reflection SJR2
​Reviewing and critiquing the relevance and adequacy of current actions for justice in the school community SJR1.1​​​ ​Encouraging reflective processes that promote reconciliation (e.g. conflict resolution, restorative justice processes, mediation) SJR2.1
​Critically reflecting on everyday practices within the school community that fail to uph​old the dignity of individuals (e.g. demeaning language, aggressive behaviour, misuse of power) SJR1.2 ​Providing times and opportunities to assist prayerful reflection on justice issues and initiatives (e.g. journaling, mediation, artistic expressions, song writing) SJR2.2
​Using school publications to challenge the school community to critically reflect on current social issues SJR1.3 ​Ensuring that prayerful reflection is part of the regular practice of service and action (e.g. Examen prayer, meditation on scripture, journaling) SJR2.3
​Encouraging peaceful and just relationships by providing opportunities for community members to regularly reflect on their attitudes and behaviours SJR1.4 ​Building a reflective component into the celebration of significant events related to social issues and justice (e.g. Aboriginal reconciliation, Social Justice Week, World Environment Day, International Day of Peace) SJR2.4
​Making reference to Catholic social teaching in areas of learning relating to social issues such as economic development, employment, consumerism, and scientific developments such as cloning SJR1.5 ​Utilising the power of story to assist reflection on social justice issues and themes SJR2.5
Incorporating reflection about the vocation of the Christian in the world into the briefing and debriefing of students engaged in immersion and outreach programs SJR1.6​ ​Locating and using resources provided by Catholic agencies to promote student reflection on issues of justice, peace and ecological sustainability SJR2.6
​Utilising the writings and reflections of prominent advocates for social justice as a focus of reflection on actions undertake, making reference to Catholic social teaching SRJ2.7
​Teaching students to use an action-reflection process (e.g. See, Judge, Act) in response to life and societal issues SJR2.8
​Utilising The Arts (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts) to build a culture of reflection on issues of justice SJR2.9
 

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