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SPC News October 2014. Beware crusade rhetoric in Iraq conflict.

01:19 pm | Download a .pdf of SPC News Beware crusade rhetoric in Iraq conflict Bruce Duncan Colossal blunders await us, unless our political leaders have a clear understanding of Islamic traditions of war and legitimacy,…

Oct 8 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Events

SPC Forum Susan Day Dirgham & Bruce Duncan »

SPC Forum Susan Day Dirgham & Bruce Duncan

10:45 am | Thursday 6 November 2014 7:30-9pm Susan Day Dirgham: Valuing Secularism in Syria and Fr Bruce Duncan:Peacemaking in Islamic traditions The Study…

Oct 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Henry Reynolds & Anna Clark »

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03:54 pm | Invasion to Federation: Indigenous peoples, convicts & Empire. Monday 20 October, 7.30-9.30pm Melbourne Unitarian Peace Memorial Church, 110 Grey…

Sep 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Soup vans and the homeless »

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11:49 am | A different perspective on the definition of homelessness Brother Doug Walsh, president of Soup Vans Vic., and Danusia Kaska,…

Sep 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Prof Joe Camilleri: “Rethinking our Future” »

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12:37 pm | A series of public lectures St Michael’s Church, 120 Collins St., Melbourne The USA, Russia and China: The prospect…

Sep 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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The Yarra Institute

People-power brings cruel Newstart policies to a halt for the time being »

10:26 am | Colleen O’Sullivan Until recently, unemployed people in the under-30 age group were facing the frightening prospect of living on zero income support for six months in every year. The Federal Budget 2014-2015 measure, worth $1.2 billion, would have affected 113,000 unemployed people under 30 years of age, according to the Australian Council of Social Service…

Oct 6 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Foreign aid a budget casualty »

01:12 pm | Bill Frilay Read this article in full. The Coalition Government has made, or is making, major changes to our foreign aid policy. The changes occurring or proposed include: □  Reduction in the Aid budget □  Incorporation of the aid function with the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) □  Seeking to increase efficiencies –…

Mar 3 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Beware crusade rhetoric in Iraq conflict »

12:00 pm | Bruce Duncan Threats from the self-styled Islamic State to kill Australians randomly on the street or wherever by any means possible have shocked us all. The threats were not just against Australians, nor only against westerners, but against other Muslims, even Sunnis who refused to bow to the IS, and especially against the modernising Muslims and…

Oct 6 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Landmines: the state of play. »

11:02 am | By Bill Frilay. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)  – the NGO leader on this issue – estimates that around 4,000-5,000 people were maimed or killed by landmines last year alone, and that millions more suffer from the agricultural, economic, and psychological impacts of the weapons. They estimate that there are still tens of…

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SPC News October 2014. Beware crusade rhetoric in Iraq conflict. »

01:19 pm | Download a .pdf of SPC News Beware crusade rhetoric in Iraq conflict Bruce Duncan Colossal blunders await us, unless our political leaders have a clear understanding of Islamic traditions of war and legitimacy, and why jihadist movements have gained such a hold in the Middle East. Bruce Duncan warns against using crusade rhetoric in the…

Oct 8 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

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Soup vans and the homeless »

11:49 am | A different perspective on the definition of homelessness Brother Doug Walsh, president of Soup Vans Vic., and Danusia Kaska, SVDP soup vans’ manager Social Justice in the City Wednesday 24…

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Asylum seekers: where is the leadership? »

Asylum seekers: where is the leadership?

10:51 am | Peter Whiting According to Anna Burke, Labor MP for Chisholm in Melbourne, most politicians are not leaders but followers in the asylum…

Sep 5 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers: when does silence become complicity? »

Asylum seekers: when does silence become complicity?

11:51 am | Bruce Duncan Australians have been shocked by revelations about the appalling conditions of refugees and asylum seekers in detention camps, especially about…

Aug 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Battling for asylum seekers: a personal journey »

Battling for asylum seekers: a personal journey

10:04 am | Colleen O’Sullivan Over the past 15 years, the words Maribyrnong, Villawood, and Woomera have been etched into the Australian lexicon, and the…

Jul 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Stewardship of our planet

The FAQs about climate change »

The FAQs about climate change

03:20 pm | The emperor is in denial Chris Mulherin I grew up fascinated with Hans Christian Andersen’s story about an emperor in denial who…

May 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

10 checkpoints for urban planning in an Age of Disruption »

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04:06 pm | ‘The Great Disruption’ is Paul Gilding’s perceptive description of the current phase of global society’s perverse development, a phase that has already…

May 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Climate change coming, ready or not. »

Climate change coming, ready or not.

04:22 pm | Bruce Duncan Australia has long known droughts and floods, but they are becoming increasingly frequent and extreme. Since 1950, temperatures in Australia…

Mar 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Climate change threat grows dire. » A new Heaven and a new earth » Sustainable economics » Further warnings on climate change at the end of 2012 »

Scepticism & belief in science & faith »

02:16 pm | Chris Mulherin The battle between sceptics and believers is hotting up. One side says it’s all hogwash – a story foisted upon us by credulous people who need certainty in…

Aug 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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