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SPC News May 2019. The ethical imperative for a just world. »

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The ethical imperative for a just world. Peter Whiting The confronting events in Christchurch and Sri Lanka speak to the urgent need to rediscover and legitimise this ‘ethical imperative’ of…

May 2 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
Events

Sr Patricia Fox on Justice for the Philippines. »

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Conversation over lunch, organised by Pax Christi. Sunday 16 June 12:30 for 1pm lunch (bring something…

May 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Geraldine Doogue AO & Francis Sullivan: 2019 Ozanam Conversation. »

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Standing up: reclaiming lay leadership in the Catholic sector. On the need for reform, renewal, and…

May 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Ross Garnaut lecture series on energy transition. »

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Prof Ross Garnaut delivers a six-part seminar series on the challenges and opportunities of energy transition…

May 3 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Gillian Triggs : Human rights & health: we can close the gap. »

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09:47 pm | Thursday 30 May 12:30 – 2pmElizabeth Murdoch Building G06 University of Melbourne Parkville Free lecture. No bookings required. Former…

Apr 5 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

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  1. Sr Patricia Fox on Justice for the Philippines.
  2. Geraldine Doogue AO & Francis Sullivan: 2019 Ozanam Conversation.
  3. A Mosaic called Ruben.
  4. Ross Garnaut lecture series on energy transition.
  5. SPC News May 2019. The ethical imperative for a just world.
  6. In Australia, climate policy battles are endlessly reheated.
  7. There’s a lot of bad news in the UN Global Environment Outlook, but a sustainable future is still possible.
  8. Friday essay: how Western attitudes towards Islam have changed.
  1. Michael Hardie svd: Sherry, this is a beautiful reflection from the heart of this ancient land. Keep reflecting, keep...
  2. Jacqui Remond: Dear Bruce, I also wrote a letter to the editor of the Australian and as far as I know my letter was...
  3. Mary O'Shannassy: Sherry such a special reflection that you have shared with us. Educative and a great reminder for...
  4. lucy van kessel: Thanks for this beautiful reflection on Aboriginal spirituality. It is inspiring and encouraging.
  5. Matthew Colloff: Beautiful writing Geoff – how close we can still be to the landscape, even in the heart of the...

Church and Social Justice

  • Sr Patricia Fox on Justice for the Philippines.

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  • Geraldine Doogue AO & Francis Sullivan: 2019 Ozanam Conversation.

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  • A Mosaic called Ruben.

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  • Friday essay: how Western attitudes towards Islam have changed.

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  • The ethical imperative for a just world.

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  • Pope Francis and Grand Imam firmly denounce violence in the name of God.

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  • Uniting against terrorism: Pope Francis & Muslim leaders in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Want a safer world for your children? Teach them about diverse religions and worldviews.

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  • Editorial. A budget for an election.

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  • Pope Francis in Morocco: building bridges, not walls.

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  • Wages

    Urgent need to restore minimum wage levels.

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  • I don’t want slaves working for me.

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  • Catholic views on the Economy.

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  • An ecumenical response to Laudato Si’.

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The Yarra Institute

Pope Francis and Grand Imam firmly denounce violence in the name of God. »

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Bruce Duncan. Shocked by savage attacks on Muslims by a radicalised Australian in New Zealand, of all places, and on Christians and other Sri Lankans by Islamists, it is clear that the virus of ISIS is spreading, despite the defeat of the so-called Caliphate in Syria. Islamist and racist violence will never…

Apr 29 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Ross Garnaut lecture series on energy transition. »

12:57 pm |

Prof Ross Garnaut delivers a six-part seminar series on the challenges and opportunities of energy transition in Australia. The seminars (also available by webinar) will build the case for energy transition, calling on knowledge of climate science and studies of the economic benefits of mitigation. A sectoral analysis, covering in particular the electricity…

May 3 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

The ethical imperative for a just world. »

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Peter Whiting. Wedged appropriately into the two days between the Easter celebration of the Resurrection, with its promise of a new order, and the Anzac Day commemorations acknowledging the sacrifice of many for the basic values of life and freedom, the two-day Earth@Peace conference in Melbourne in April addressed action for a…

Apr 30 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

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

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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 May 2019. The ethical imperative for a just world. »

01:23 pm |

The ethical imperative for a just world. Peter Whiting The confronting events in Christchurch and Sri Lanka speak to the urgent need to rediscover and legitimise this ‘ethical imperative’ of a just world. Sadly, these two events are but part of a large litany of failures to instill genuinely communal values and…

May 2 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

Pope Francis in Morocco: building bridges, not walls. »

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Bruce Duncan. The appalling massacre in March of so many Muslim people in New Zealand’s Christchurch has shocked our countries deeply, and illustrated how urgent is the…

Apr 2 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Australia Day reminds us that we can overcome the fear of foreigners & ‘boats’. »

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John Menadue. The Australia of today is vastly different from the Australia of my childhood. With its widespread racism…

Feb 3 2019 / 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 »

Stewardship of our planet

In Australia, climate policy battles are endlessly reheated. »

11:26 am |

Marc Hudson, University of Manchester This article is part of a series examining the Coalition government’s record on key…

May 2 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

There’s a lot of bad news in the UN Global Environment Outlook, but a sustainable future is still possible. »

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Pedro Fidelman The University of Queensland. The Sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), the most comprehensive environmental assessment produced by…

May 2 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Climate change: we all care! »

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Tony French. Record greenhouse gas emissions are driving global temperatures to dangerous levels. This is the dire conclusion in…

Apr 2 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
At a climate tipping point. » Climate crisis: not so slow-burning now. » An ecumenical response to Laudato Si’. » Earth@Peace. How to secure ‘just & ecologically sustainable peace’. »

Ross Garnaut lecture series on energy transition. »

12:57 pm |

Prof Ross Garnaut delivers a six-part seminar series on the challenges and opportunities of energy transition in Australia. The seminars (also available by webinar) will build the…

May 3 2019 / No Comment / Read More »