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02:01 pm | Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf of this newsletter. A glimmer of hope? Or just a passing moment? Peter Whiting The fact that almost one in seven Australians,…Oct 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
08:21 pm | Tuesday 9 November 7-9 pm Wesley Uniting Church 148 Lonsdale Street Melbourne Keynote speakers Mr Stuart McMillan President Uniting Church Rev…Oct 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
02:23 pm | 19 October 10:30am-12:30pm. St Vincent de Paul Offices 43 Prospect St Box Hill Dr Falzon National CEO St Vincent de Paul…Oct 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
09:36 pm | The ethical and practical challenges in Australia’s permanent shift to temporary migration. Wednesday 19 October 7:30-9pm Yarra Theological Union Box…Oct 2 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
08:47 pm | Thursday 13 October 6pm (5:30 for drinks). Launched by Fr Michael Elligate Parish Priest of St Carthage’s University Parish Yarra…Oct 2 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
World religious leaders at Assisi: be artisans of peace.
A glimmer of hope? Or just a passing moment?
A spirituality for just-peacemakers.
Don’t blame welfare for budget woes.
Political disengagement: can we afford it?
Heartlessness versus homelessness.
Pope Francis in Poland: on immigrants & Islam
Food insecurity: a view from the soup van.
‘Submission’ by Michele Houellebecq
Why the debates about Islam have gone off the rails.
Building a just peace.
Victoria’s response to family violence. A view from the Salvation Army.
Common ills & the common good.
11:25 am | Tony French. Over the last few months, I have been walking regularly at night down Swanston Street in the City. What is noticeable is the great number of people, invariably male, with blankets and bags sleeping rough in doorways and on the pavement. My initial reaction was, what a miserable place to doss for the…Aug 5 2016 / 1 Comment / Read More »
01:50 pm | Tony French. Can anything good come out of New Zealand? Well, our Government thinks so. It’s fallen for what’s called the ‘investment approach’ to social welfare reform, a New Zealand initiative in operation there for nearly five years. Its appeal is that it is designed to curb welfare dependency. It’s called an ‘investment’, as it…Oct 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
04:05 pm | Bruce Duncan. Prime Minister Turnbull promised us centrist and fair policies, but the Treasurer Mr Morrison appears to be playing a politics of resentment against people on income supports. On 25 August, he declared, “There is a new divide – the taxed and the taxed-nots”. This sounds suspiciously like ‘lifters’ versus ‘leaners’, and implicitly blames…Aug 30 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
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 »
02:01 pm | Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf of this newsletter. A glimmer of hope? Or just a passing moment? Peter Whiting The fact that almost one in seven Australians, including more than 600,000 children, live beneath the poverty line is a scandal for a country as well-off as Australia. Budget measures…Oct 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »