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SPC News April 2016. Common ills & the common good. »

SPC News April 2016. Common ills & the common good.

10:38 am | Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Follow the links to full versions of these articles.   Common ills & the common good Peter Whiting Daily newspapers are seldom the source of uplifting stories.…

Apr 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Events

After Paris – how can we avoid an over-heated planet? »

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04:42 pm | 9 May 7:30-9pm Church of all Nations, Palmerston Street Carlton Speakers Professor David Karoly & Professor John Wiseman (both Melbourne…

Apr 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

The Casualties of War – ANZAC Eve Peace Event »

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07:59 pm | Medical Association for the Prevention of War Fri, 22 April 7:00 – 9:30 pm   Brunswick Secondary College, Fallon…

Apr 19 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Beyond emergency food: food insecurity & homelessness »

Homeless persons

02:42 pm | Launch of Parity edition on Food Insecurity & Homelessness Thursday 21 April 9-10am The Hub @ Docklands 80 Harbour Esplanade…

Apr 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Climate change & relocating people in PNG »

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11:40 am | Public forum Melbourne Thursday 14 April 7-8.30pm Melbourne University Elizabeth Murdoch Building (Old Pathology Building, entry off Swanston Street just…

Apr 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

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Church and Social Justice

  • Common ills & the common good.

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  • Sanctuary.

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  • Our mission: your social justice concerns.

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  • Pope Francis supports social revolution among the Zapatistas in Mexico.

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  • Nowhere to lay their heads: homeless in Melbourne.

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  • Francis takes his message personally to Africa.

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  • Pope Benedict on the environment.

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  • Towards an ecological conversion.

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  • Mr Abbott unveiled.

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  • Pope Francis: prioritising social justice.

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  • Review of Gerard Henderson’s ‘Santamaria: A Most Unusual Man’.

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  • Pope Francis in the USA: reshaping the global agenda.

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  • Pope works to reconcile Catholic teaching, population pressures, & sustainable development.

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  • Did Pope Francis fudge the population issue?

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The Yarra Institute

Naomi Klein. This changes everything: capitalism vs climate change. »

06:03 pm | Reviewed by Kevin Peoples. This politically-charged book reads like a great dramatic novel. The drama is fixed in a clash of values. On one side are the powerful free-market fundamentalists. They are the rich and powerful of the world, committed to wealth, consumerism, and materialism, the articulate voices for profit-driven growth. Their actions rape the…

Apr 10 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

The fake discussion about state taxes. »

06:13 pm | John Menadue. Malcolm Turnbull’s ruse is obvious. He wants us to forget all about deficits and debt and the need for budget repair. To avoid these issues, he now tells us that if we want improved health and education services, we cannot have them because the states have refused his offer on state taxes and…

Apr 10 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Budgeting for an election. »

10:23 am | Tony French I have the feeling something important to me (and to you, too) is merely a prelude to something else. To borrow movie language, I have that feeling of prequel. Our budget on 2 May is a prequel to an election. The budget is important to us, after all. It’s the government telling us what…

Apr 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

The Casualties of War – ANZAC Eve Peace Event »

07:59 pm | Medical Association for the Prevention of War Fri, 22 April 7:00 – 9:30 pm   Brunswick Secondary College, Fallon Street, BRUNSWICK.     Speakers include        Dr Peter Wigg, convenor of MAPW Vic Branch,        Prof. Michael Hamel-Green academic, peace activist and a founder of the Draft Resisters Union,        Samantha Ratnam, Mayor of Moreland.…

Apr 19 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
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SPC News April 2016. Common ills & the common good. »

10:38 am | Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Follow the links to full versions of these articles.   Common ills & the common good Peter Whiting Daily newspapers are seldom the source of uplifting stories. Recent weeks have been no exception, with the usual catalogue of adversarial politics, serious accidents, violent crime, Royal Commission outpourings, stock market…

Apr 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

Sanctuary. »

06:28 pm | Jason Davies-Kildae. The news that almost 200 of the asylum seekers who inspired the #LetThemStay movement had been granted community detention was initially welcomed as a hopeful sign by advocates,…

Apr 10 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Regional cooperation on refugees, Bali, & a Track II Dialogue. »

Regional cooperation on refugees, Bali, & a Track II Dialogue.

10:17 am | John Menadue. Posted 18 February 2016 I attended a Track II Dialogue in Bangkok recently to try to help develop a framework…

Mar 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

What has happened to the 11,990 Syrian refugees? »

What has happened to the 11,990 Syrian refugees?

11:25 am | John Menadue.  Republished from his blog, Pearls and Irritations. After telling us for months that Australia would not take additional Syrian refugees,…

Feb 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Australia’s moral crisis: shipping babies & families off to Nauru. »

Australia’s moral crisis: shipping babies & families off to Nauru.

10:47 am | Bruce Duncan. How has it come to this, that the Australian government is poised to send back 37 babies, 54 children, and…

Feb 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Stewardship of our planet

Climate change & relocating people in PNG »

Bougainville.boy.

11:40 am | Public forum Melbourne Thursday 14 April 7-8.30pm Melbourne University Elizabeth Murdoch Building (Old Pathology Building, entry off Swanston Street just south of Tin…

Apr 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Naomi Klein. This changes everything: capitalism vs climate change. »

Naomi Klein. This changes everything: capitalism vs climate change.

06:03 pm | Reviewed by Kevin Peoples. This politically-charged book reads like a great dramatic novel. The drama is fixed in a clash of values.…

Apr 10 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Turning up the heat: how the diplomatic push for 1.5℃ unfolded in Paris.  »

Turning up the heat: how the diplomatic push for 1.5℃ unfolded in Paris. 

11:34 am | Bill Hare Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research The inclusion of a 1.5℃ temperature limit in the new Paris climate agreement was…

Feb 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Breakthrough in Paris climate talks. » The Paris climate agreement at a glance. » Pope Benedict on the environment. » Towards an ecological conversion. »
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After Paris – how can we avoid an over-heated planet? »

04:42 pm | 9 May 7:30-9pm Church of all Nations, Palmerston Street Carlton Speakers Professor David Karoly & Professor John Wiseman (both Melbourne University) Rev Dr Chris Mulherin St Jude’s Church After Paris: A…

Apr 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

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