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SPC News June 2018. Where are our statesmen and women? »

SPC News June 2018. Where are our statesmen and women?

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Download a .pdf of SPC News June 2018 edition. Where are our statesmen and women? Peter Whiting John Maynard Keynes, reflecting in 1933 on the road to recovery after the…

Jun 1 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Events

SPC membership renewals 2018-2019 & donation appeal. »

SPC membership  renewals 2018-2019  & donation appeal.

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Download your 2018-2019 membership renewal or joining forms. The subscription fee remains $40 for individual members, and $80 for organisations.…

Jun 21 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Aboriginal Sunday Mass. »

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Sunday 8 July 10:30am. St Francis’ Church    326 Lonsdale Street Melbourne 9480 3849  |  sherry.balcombe@cam.org.au…

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YTU COURSE. Action for a fair world: Pope Francis, inequality, and the SDGs. »

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Equity & Sustainability. Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Weekly lectures…

Jun 1 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Sr Gail Worcelo: towards an ecologically sustainable world. »

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Tuesday 10 July 7pm for 7:30pm start Abbotsford Convent 1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford $20 adult,…

May 9 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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  1. SPC membership renewals 2018-2019 & donation appeal.
  2. Aboriginal Sunday Mass.
  3. SPC News June 2018. Where are our statesmen and women?
  4. YTU COURSE. Action for a fair world: Pope Francis, inequality, and the SDGs.
  5. Why microfinance as aid isn’t enough to empower women.
  6. Cardijn & Paul VI: empowering young workers.
  7. Where are our statesmen & women?
  8. Vatican blasts inequality & greed for undermining human prospects.
  1. Gail Pritchard 22/3/18: I appreciate your writing Geoff and the great love you have for the exquisite wildlife that...
  2. Mark Kelly: Thanks Geoff. I remember when you were my ‘Science and Society’ teacher at Swinburne in about...
  3. John Merory: Geoff Lacey so eloquently expresses the beauty and ecological values of the Yarra Flats and the riverine...
  4. Dennis O'Connell: Geoff, a wonderful article. Lyrical, evocative and insightful. It would be good to meet with you to...
  5. Ann Jacobs: Preservation pf the beautiful wetlands and history, especially Indigenous, of the area is essential....

Church and Social Justice

  • YTU COURSE. Action for a fair world: Pope Francis, inequality, and the SDGs.

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  • Cardijn & Paul VI: empowering young workers.

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  • Where are our statesmen & women?

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  • Vatican blasts inequality & greed for undermining human prospects.

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  • Pope Francis condemns even possessing nuclear weapons.

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  • Shaping a just society: a place for a Christian worldview?

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  • Just War or Just Peace?

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  • Active Non-Violence &the Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • Was God just a spectator at the Crucifixion?

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  • Our tax, wage, & social benefit systems need urgent repair.

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  • In Chile and Peru, Pope Francis sharpens Gospel imperative of justice and fairness for all.

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  • 2018 – a year for confronting looming threats.

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  • What would Jesus make of our Christmas?

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  • Editorial: Wiring social justice into the economy.

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The Yarra Institute

Why microfinance as aid isn’t enough to empower women. »

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Sara Niner Monash University Giving small loans to people for small household purchases or to invest in businesses has been an integral part of Australian, American and other aid programs for decades. This is called “microfinance”, and the aim is not only to alleviate poverty, but to empower women. But simply improving…

Jun 1 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Budget fails struggling Aussies. »

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Jason Davies-Kildea (Captain). While the 2018 Federal Budget contains some positive initiatives, it fails to deliver on one of the biggest drivers of poverty and disadvantage in the country – the cost of housing. Every day, organisations like The Salvation Army see thousands of Australians struggling to keep up with everyday living…

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Australia’s China policy mired in phobia & confusion. »

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Joseph A Camilleri. Australia’s handling of its relations with China is rapidly descending into farce. Geoff Raby’s excellent piece in Pearls and Irritations (30 April) makes abundantly clear the principal factor at work, namely a nostalgic attachment to the US-led regional and global order of earlier years. This is the mindset that…

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Pope Francis condemns even possessing nuclear weapons. »

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Bruce Duncan. Pope Francis has issued strong backing to calls to ban nuclear weapons entirely, including as a deterrent. On a flight back to Rome from Bangladesh on 2 December 2017, he declared, “Today we are at the limit”, because the dangers from nuclear arsenals were now so severe that they risked…

Apr 28 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

SPC News June 2018. Where are our statesmen and women? »

11:59 am |

Download a .pdf of SPC News June 2018 edition. Where are our statesmen and women? Peter Whiting John Maynard Keynes, reflecting in 1933 on the road to recovery after the Great Depression, wrote, “It is not an engineering problem or an agricultural problem. It is not even a business problem … nor…

Jun 1 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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 crisis. Politicians in the UK, France, Holland, Denmark,…

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 »

Conscience – defend it or just ignore it? Take Manus Island, for instance. »

Conscience – defend it or just ignore it? Take Manus Island, for instance.

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Peter Whiting. This must surely seem an odd way to frame a commentary on conscience, but I am having…

Nov 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Stewardship of our planet

YTU COURSE. Action for a fair world: Pope Francis, inequality, and the SDGs. »

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Equity & Sustainability. Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Weekly lectures Second Semester 2018 Monday nights 6-9pm 30 July – 29 October…

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