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SPC News March 2017.

01:56 pm | Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf of SPC News March 2017. Editorial. Time for Australia to recognise Palestine? The March edition of SPC News considers a range of pressing…

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Events

Jasper Jones fundraiser for Aboriginal Catholic Ministry’s BINNAP Partners. »

09:33 pm | Sunday 26 March Cinema Nova 380 Lygon Street Carlton $20 a ticket, paid on the day ($8 goes to BINNAP…

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Walk for justice for refugees. »

09:08 pm | Palm Sunday 9 April 2pm State Library corner Swanston & La Trobe Streets Close detention centres on Manus Island,…

Mar 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Professor Joe Camilleri: How is the world to engage with Trump’s America? »

03:35 pm | May lecture series St Michael’s Hall 120 Collins Street Melbourne $20 each lecture, or two for $35. Bookings here Tuesday…

Mar 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Hugh Lacey on Ecology & Social Justice. »

10:43 am | Hugh Lacey: Laudato Si’, GM crops, & agroecology in Brazil. Sunday 5 March 1:30pm St Ambrose Hall, 3 Dawson Street,…

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  1. Jasper Jones fundraiser for Aboriginal Catholic Ministry’s BINNAP Partners.
  2. Walk for justice for refugees.
  3. Time for Australia to recognise Palestine? Editorial March 2017.
  4. Professor Joe Camilleri: How is the world to engage with Trump’s America?
  5. What future for Palestine?
  6. Reconstructing juvenile justice – a seven-point plan.
  7. SPC News March 2017.
  8. Is inequality fracturing our society?
  1. Rex Graham: Thanks John Menadue for giving us a succinct summary of the historical antecedents leading to the current...
  2. Rene: Reducing dependency on social welfare is a task that requires a multi-faceted approach. Getting people back to...
  3. Fabian Byers: Thank you John D’Arcy May for this concise yet comprehensive review. May I add that Frank...
  4. Dally Messenger: Geoff, This is a really comprehensive apologia for a sensitive awareness of what we should see, how...
  5. Kevin Vaughan: This a fairly comprehensive overview by Tony French of the circumstances experienced by homeless...

Church and Social Justice

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  • Struggling for decent housing: Thirty years of St Kilda community activism & the Port Phillip Housing Association.

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  • Time to rebuild our economies, inspired by Christian social values.

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  • Pope Francis’s message to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in Ministry & Faith.

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  • Why is torture so widely practised?

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  • Yarra Institute passes baton to the new Centre for Research in Religion & Social Policy.

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  • Stalwarts for social justice: Bill Neville & Bernard Carey.

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  • World religious leaders at Assisi: be artisans of peace.

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  • A glimmer of hope? Or just a passing moment?

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  • A spirituality for just-peacemakers.

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  • Don’t blame welfare for budget woes.

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  • Political disengagement: can we afford it?

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  • Heartlessness versus homelessness.

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  • Pope Francis in Poland: on immigrants & Islam

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The Yarra Institute

Trumping globalisation & inequality. »

11:37 am | Tony French. Will the presidency of Donald Trump herald the slowing down or even reversal of US social inequality? I doubt it. Highlighted awareness of the gross social inequality in the US clearly had him elected, however. The Donald has grandiloquently promised that, from ‘Day One’ of his presidency, he will “bring back our jobs”.…

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Time for Australia to recognise Palestine? Editorial March 2017. »

03:35 pm | Bruce Duncan. World leaders are still struggling with the implications of the Trump Administration. They are watching closely to see how firmly the new US President sticks to his campaign pledges, and how much he is prepared to listen to experienced advisors. Trump caused confusion with his recent disjointed remarks to the Israeli Prime Minister,…

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Time for Australia to recognise Palestine? Editorial March 2017. »

03:35 pm | Bruce Duncan. World leaders are still struggling with the implications of the Trump Administration. They are watching closely to see how firmly the new US President sticks to his campaign pledges, and how much he is prepared to listen to experienced advisors. Trump caused confusion with his recent disjointed remarks to the Israeli Prime Minister,…

Mar 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Pine Gap and the US Alliance. »

07:56 pm | Sunday 23 October 2-4pm Kildara rear 39 Stanhope Street East Malvern Dr Richard Tanter is Senior Research Associate at the Nautilus Institute, and Professor in the School of Political and Social Studies at the University of Melbourne. 12:30 for 1pm shared meal for the October Agape of Pax Christi Victoria Inc.…

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SPC News March 2017. »

01:56 pm | Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf of SPC News March 2017. Editorial. Time for Australia to recognise Palestine? The March edition of SPC News considers a range of pressing issues, from efforts to reach a two-state solution for the Palestine crisis, to proposals from Terry Laidler for a new constructive approach…

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Asylum seekers

Walk for justice for refugees. »

09:08 pm | Palm Sunday 9 April 2pm State Library corner Swanston & La Trobe Streets Close detention centres on Manus Island, and Nauru, give refugees permanent protection.          …

Mar 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

How we came to be so cruel to asylum seekers. »

How we came to be so cruel to asylum seekers.

05:33 pm | Robert Manne La Trobe University This is an edited extract of a talk delivered to the Integrity 20 Conference at Griffith University…

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Pope Francis in Poland: on immigrants & Islam »

Pope Francis in Poland: on immigrants & Islam

10:49 am | Bruce Duncan Given the widespread feeling in Poland against Muslim immigrants and recent Islamist terrorist attacks, Pope Francis undertook a tricky trip…

Aug 5 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Should we be locking people up in prisons at all? »

Should we be locking people up in prisons at all?

06:59 pm | Rob Hulls RMIT University. Elena Campbell RMIT University. Footage aired last week of children being abused in a Northern Territory prison sent shockwaves around…

Aug 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Stewardship of our planet

Hugh Lacey on Ecology & Social Justice. »

10:43 am | Hugh Lacey: Laudato Si’, GM crops, & agroecology in Brazil. Sunday 5 March 1:30pm St Ambrose Hall, 3 Dawson Street, Brunswick Special attention…

Feb 8 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

We can still keep global warming below 2℃, but the hard work is about to start. »

We can still keep global warming below 2℃, but the hard work is about to start.

11:08 am | Pep Canadell CSIRO. Corinne Le Quéré University of East Anglia. Glen Peters Center for International Climate & Environment Research Oslo. Last year,…

Feb 6 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Putting carbon back in the land is just a smokescreen for real climate action: Climate Council report. »

Putting carbon back in the land is just a smokescreen for real climate action: Climate Council report.

11:50 am | Martin Rice Macquarie University & Will Steffen Australian National University. Just as people pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels, the land…

Oct 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
What has happened to the Sustainable Development Goals? » How Scared or Hopeful Should We Be in a Warming World? » Ecological conversion & discovering the land. » Australia’s overseas aid shrinking. »

Small-scale farmers vital in the struggle for social equity & environment sustainability. »

12:14 pm | Rowan Ireland. Rowan Ireland reflects on the seminar Towards a clean & sustainable world: three perspectives on agriculture in developing countries, Victoria University Melbourne 23 February 2017. The seminar posed…

Mar 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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