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SPC News November 2016. »

SPC News November 2016.

10:40 am | Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf of SPC News Yarra Institute passes baton to the new Centre for Research in Religion & Social Policy Bruce Duncan Social Policy…

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Events

Close the camps: bring the refugees here: Rally 5 November »

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05:58 pm | Rally for refugees – Saturday 5 November 1pm State Library,  cnr Swanston & La Trobe Sts Melbourne Endorsed by…

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Insider’s view of Laudato Si’ of Pope Francis »

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01:26 pm | Fr Sean McDonagh will speak on Tuesday 15  November 7.30 pm at the Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert St.,…

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SPC AGM 2016 & Josh Cullinan on exploiting lowest paid workers »

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09:25 am | Wednesday 30 November 7.00-7:30pm The Yarra Theological Union Study Centre 34 Bedford Street Box Hill At 7:30 an address by…

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Christian perspectives on treaty, sovereignty, & constitutional recognition »

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08:21 pm | WEDNESDAY 9 November 7-9 pm Wesley Uniting Church 148 Lonsdale Street Melbourne Keynote speakers Mr Stuart McMillan President Uniting Church Rev Ken…

Oct 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

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  5. The new UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres.
  6. Globalisation, market fundamentalism & the fall of communism.
  7. Peter Mares on Australia’s shift to temporary migration.
  8. 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 spirituality for just-peacemakers.

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  • Heartlessness versus homelessness.

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  • Pope Francis in Poland: on immigrants & Islam

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  • Food insecurity: a view from the soup van.

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  • Why the debates about Islam have gone off the rails.

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The Yarra Institute

The new UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres. »

06:56 pm | Gary Harkin. Antonio Guterres has recently been appointed the Secretary General designate of the UN. He hails from Portugal, was born in 1949 (aged 67), and has a strong background in public service and administration at the highest level. He has a reputation for advocacy and dialogue, and is fluent in Portuguese, English, French, and…

Oct 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Globalisation, market fundamentalism & the fall of communism. »

06:29 pm | John Menadue Courtesy of his blog. Globalisation and open trade have brought great benefits to the world. But not for everyone. The political and economic order built from of the ruins of WWII is now under challenge, with an ominous retreat into protectionism and xenophobia. We have seen it in Brexit, with working people feeling…

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Islamisation & minorities in Pakistan. »

04:01 pm | Arnold Heredia. The total fabric of Pakistan changed with its engagement in the United States’ proxy war against USSR in Afghanistan in the 1980s, a war to vindicate US humiliation in Vietnam. Pakistan was carved out of undivided India in 1947 as a homeland for Indian Muslims. Even so, the Father of the Nation, Jinnah,…

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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.…

Oct 2 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
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SPC News November 2016. »

10:40 am | Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf of SPC News Yarra Institute passes baton to the new Centre for Research in Religion & Social Policy Bruce Duncan Social Policy Connections and the Yarra Institute are delighted to welcome the establishment of the new Centre for Research in Religion & Social Policy…

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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 on October 25, 2016. If you had been…

Oct 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »

Is the Coalition better able to manage our borders? »

Is the Coalition better able to manage our borders?

12:51 pm | John Menadue.   From Pearls & Irritations, John Menadue’s blog.   For many years senior journalists have been telling us, or at least…

Jun 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Stewardship of our planet

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? »

What has happened to the Sustainable Development Goals?

11:40 am | Gary Harkin. September 2016 marked the first anniversary of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – one year down, 14 to go!…

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How Scared or Hopeful Should We Be in a Warming World? »

How Scared or Hopeful Should We Be in a Warming World?

09:45 am | Clive Hamilton. For anyone who takes notice of the climate change debate, a mass of often-contradictory information comes flooding into our lives.…

Jul 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Ecological conversion & discovering the land. » Australia’s overseas aid shrinking. » Naomi Klein. This changes everything: capitalism vs climate change. » Turning up the heat: how the diplomatic push for 1.5℃ unfolded in Paris.  »
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Insider’s view of Laudato Si’ of Pope Francis »

01:26 pm | Fr Sean McDonagh will speak on Tuesday 15  November 7.30 pm at the Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert St., East Melbourne, to deliver the Rerum Novarum lecture. Entry free. Refreshments…

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