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SPC News December 2018. Climate change: “the most important issue we face”. »

SPC News December 2018. Climate change: “the most important issue we face”.

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Download a .pdf of SPC News. Climate change: “the most important issue we face” At the UN’s COP24 climate talks currently under way in Poland, the UN Secretary General Antonio…

Dec 6 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Events

SPC AGM & Public Forum. »

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Refugees & their traumatised children: a tale of smoke & mirrors. Hear Sr Brigid Arthur. Dear SPC Members…

Nov 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Sr Brigid Arthur, ‘Refugees & their traumatised children: a tale of smoke and mirrors’ »

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Wednesday 5 December, 7.30pm The Study Centre, Yarra Theological Union, 34 Bedford St., Box Hill  …

Nov 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Professor Gillian Triggs, ‘Religion & Human Rights in Australia’. »

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An event in the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2019. Tuesday 5 February 2019 5:30-8pm Carrillo…

Nov 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Earth@Peace. How to secure ‘just and ecologically sustainable peace’. »

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Interviews and panel discussions with leading thinkers, with working groups, including a discussion in ‘hypothetical’ format…

Oct 28 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

MOST RECENT

  1. SPC News December 2018. Climate change: “the most important issue we face”.
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  4. Climate change: “the most important issue we face”.
  5. Light from the laity – the 2020 Plenary Council.
  6. IPCC’s 1.5 degrees C report makes Paris Agreement redundant.
  7. What can Australia do to help build a world at peace with itself?
  8. Revelations about Australia and the Iraq war.
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Church and Social Justice

  • Light from the laity – the 2020 Plenary Council.

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  • Sr Brigid Arthur, ‘Refugees & their traumatised children: a tale of smoke and mirrors’

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  • Earth@Peace. How to secure ‘just and ecologically sustainable peace’.

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  • Why are hundreds of thousands of Australian children struggling in poverty, even with a parent working full-time?

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  • Can religions help avert wars provoked by climate change?

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  • A place to call home: Catholic bishops call for urgent action.

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  • An enabling life: Father Kevin Mogg. A collection of reminiscences by Anne Tuohey.

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  • Wilful ignorance about the threat of climate change.

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  • Voices for justice. A program for aid advocates.

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  • What Aboriginal Catholics & other Christians offer the future of this land.

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  • Why Francis values the assassinated Archbishop Romero so highly.

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  • Climate change: verging on a slow-burning apocalypse?

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  • Is it time for a Just Peace framework? SPC Forum with Caesar D’Mello.

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  • Pope Francis challenges economics, poverty, & globalisation.

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The Yarra Institute

In the post-APEC scramble to lavish funds on PNG, here’s what the country really needs … »

11:00 am |

Mark Moran The University of Queensland. If you set out by dinghy from the northern-most inhabited part of Australia, you will make landfall fairly soon in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Boigu Island, part of Queensland, is the most northerly island in the Torres Strait. With its own Australia Post outlet, it is…

Dec 6 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Australia needs to triple its social housing by 2036. This is the best way to do it … »

10:37 am |

Julie Lawson RMIT University, Hal Pawson UNSW, Laurence Troy UNSW, Ryan van den Nouwelant Western Sydney University. Australia needs to triple its small stock of social housing over the next 20 years to cover the existing backlog and newly emerging need. That is the central finding of our new research report on the housing infrastructure…

Dec 6 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

In the post-APEC scramble to lavish funds on PNG, here’s what the country really needs … »

11:00 am |

Mark Moran The University of Queensland. If you set out by dinghy from the northern-most inhabited part of Australia, you will make landfall fairly soon in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Boigu Island, part of Queensland, is the most northerly island in the Torres Strait. With its own Australia Post outlet, it is…

Dec 6 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

What can Australia do to help build a world at peace with itself? »

09:34 pm |

Allan Patience. Within this question is an assumption (which is all too plausible) that Australia has done – and still does – very little to contribute to the making of a world that can live at peace with itself. The grim truth is that for most of the history of European intervention…

Dec 1 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

SPC News December 2018. Climate change: “the most important issue we face”. »

12:23 pm |

Download a .pdf of SPC News. Climate change: “the most important issue we face” At the UN’s COP24 climate talks currently under way in Poland, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, described climate change as “the most important issue we face”. The address by Sir David Attenborough was unequivocal in its alarm,…

Dec 6 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

Sr Brigid Arthur, ‘Refugees & their traumatised children: a tale of smoke and mirrors’ »

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Wednesday 5 December, 7.30pm The Study Centre, Yarra Theological Union, 34 Bedford St., Box Hill   Sr Brigid Arthur was one of the founders of the Brigidine…

Nov 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Why Europe shouldn’t follow Australia’s lead on asylum seekers. »

Why Europe shouldn’t follow Australia’s lead on asylum seekers.

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Daniel Ghezelbash, Macquarie University Australia’s harsh asylum policies have been touted as a possible solution to Europe’s so-called refugee…

Apr 5 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Government policies globally and the torture of refugees. »

Government policies globally and the torture of refugees.

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Spencer Zifcak. Nils Melzer is the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment. Recently, he…

Apr 4 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Australia’s asylum seekers & the International Criminal Court. »

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Public forum.   Can Australia’s leaders be prosecuted for treatment of refugees & asylum seekers?   Thursday 7 December…

Dec 3 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Stewardship of our planet

IPCC’s 1.5 degrees C report makes Paris Agreement redundant. »

IPCC’s 1.5 degrees C report makes Paris Agreement redundant.

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Peter Sainsbury. The report ‘Global Warming of 1.5C’ was published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in…

Dec 1 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

The science is clear: we have to start creating our low-carbon future today. »

The science is clear: we have to start creating our low-carbon future today.

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Alan Finkel Office of the Chief Scientist. This week’s release of the special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on…

Nov 1 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

New UN report outlines ‘urgent, transformational’ change needed to hold global warming to 1.5°C. »

New UN report outlines ‘urgent, transformational’ change needed to hold global warming to 1.5°C.

12:11 pm |

Mark Howden Australian National University and Rebecca Colvin Australian National University A landmark report from the Intergovernmental Panel on…

Nov 1 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Earth@Peace. How to secure ‘just and ecologically sustainable peace’. » Ignore the planet & our grandchildren at our peril. » At its current rate, Australia is on track for 50% renewable electricity in 2025. » Wilful ignorance about the threat of climate change. »

Climate change: “the most important issue we face”. »

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Peter Whiting. At the UN’s COP24 climate talks currently under way in Poland, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres described climate change as “the most important issue we…

Dec 4 2018 / No Comment / Read More »