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SPC News February 2017. »

SPC News February 2017.

02:17 pm | Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Trump unleashed: our worst fears realised Shock and dismay are reverberating around the world in response to the…

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Events

Aid / welfare cannot be a proxy for development. »

Aid / welfare cannot be a proxy for development.

11:18 am | Bill Armstrong AO. Wednesday 22 February 7:30pm Yarra Theological Union Study Centre 98 Albion Road Box Hill Best entry…

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Beyond Walls: Bethlehem University in the Holy Land. »

11:19 am | De La Salle Bro Peter Bray vice-chancellor & CEO. Monday 20 February 6:30 pm Elm Street Hall 4 Elm Street…

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Hugh Lacey on Ecology & Social Justice. »

10:43 am | ‘Towards a clean and sustainable world: three perspectives on agriculture and sustainable development’ Prof. Hugh Lacey, with Prof. Roger…

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Ozanam Lecture 2017: Marcelle Mogg. »

01:26 pm | Sunday 26 February 2pm. Cathedral Hall ACU 20 Brunswick Street Fitzroy. Marcelle Mogg will speak on The Living Presence…

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Church and Social Justice

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The Yarra Institute

Aid / welfare cannot be a proxy for development. »

11:18 am | Bill Armstrong AO. Wednesday 22 February 7:30pm Yarra Theological Union Study Centre 98 Albion Road Box Hill Best entry via 34 Bedford Street Download a flyer. Beginning as a youth worker with the Young Christian Workers’ Movement, Bill Armstrong has participated in many development organisations, including as national coordinator of the Churches’ Action for World…

Feb 10 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Hugh Lacey on Ecology & Social Justice. »

10:43 am | ‘Towards a clean and sustainable world: three perspectives on agriculture and sustainable development’ Prof. Hugh Lacey, with Prof. Roger Jones & Prof. Bhajan Grewal Thursday 23 February, 4.30-6.30pm, followed by refreshments and discussion Victoria Uni. City Campus, level 11, Lecture Theatre 11.01, 300 Flinders St. Free lecture. For more information contact: cathy.tambakis@vu.edu.au, (03) 9919 1340…

Feb 8 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Beyond Walls: Bethlehem University in the Holy Land. »

11:19 am | De La Salle Bro Peter Bray vice-chancellor & CEO. Monday 20 February 6:30 pm Elm Street Hall 4 Elm Street North Melbourne Sponsored by the Uniting Church in collaboration with Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network Inc.  …

Feb 8 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 February 2017. »

02:17 pm | Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Trump unleashed: our worst fears realised Shock and dismay are reverberating around the world in response to the actions and speeches of President Trump. Trump risks shattering the network of alliances and institutions of governance which the United States has,…

Feb 6 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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

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? »

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!…

Oct 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
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Hugh Lacey on Ecology & Social Justice. »

10:43 am | ‘Towards a clean and sustainable world: three perspectives on agriculture and sustainable development’ Prof. Hugh Lacey, with Prof. Roger Jones & Prof. Bhajan Grewal Thursday 23 February, 4.30-6.30pm, followed by…

Feb 8 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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