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SPC News September 2014. Asylum seekers: where is the leadership? »

SPC News September 2014. Asylum seekers: where is the leadership?

03:40 pm | Asylum seekers: where is the leadership? Peter Whiting Peter reports on Anna Burke’s talk at the SPC forum on political leaders espousing bad policy because they believe that’s what electors want. The lesson:…

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Pax Christi: challenges ahead »

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03:54 pm | On issues of war and peace today Rev Merrill Kitchen, OAM former Principal of the Churches of Christ Theological…

Sep 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Becoming the lucky country? »

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08:47 pm | Mr John Falzon CEO St Vincent de Paul Society, National Council ‘How can we become the lucky country again?’…

Sep 11 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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Sustaining our selves and our values in a frantic world »

12:19 pm | Stephen Ames The Church shares in God’s mission in and for the world. This mission includes giving an account of the kind of world in which we live, not just in the terms the world gives, but also in terms of the kind of God revealed in Christ. The Church’s task is to identify the…

Sep 5 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 »

Address causes of crime, not just consequences »

02:03 pm | Jason Davies-Kildea Over the past decade, rates of imprisonment in Victoria have risen by 21.5 per cent, with almost half of this occurring in the past two years. As a result of these increases, the last two State budgets have set aside more than $800 million to increase the capacity of our prisons. Given that…

Aug 4 2014 / No 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 September 2014. Asylum seekers: where is the leadership? »

03:40 pm | Asylum seekers: where is the leadership? Peter Whiting Peter reports on Anna Burke’s talk at the SPC forum on political leaders espousing bad policy because they believe that’s what electors want. The lesson: make your voices for humanity heard. Photo Anna Burke at SPC Forum 19 August 2014. The First World War – the aftermath…

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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…

Sep 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
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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…

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