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SPC News May 2018. What do we know for sure?

08:56 am |

  What do we know for sure? Peter Whiting The fake news experience, as its name suggests, arises either from a failure properly to collect the data required for a…

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Events

Sr Gail Worcelo: towards an ecologically sustainable world. »

03:09 pm |

Tuesday 10 July 7pm for 7:30pm start Abbotsford Convent 1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford $20 adult,…

May 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Let’s talk about West Papua: what is really happening »

02:55 pm |

Thursday 24 May 2018, 6:00pm   Victorian Trades Hall Council 54 Victoria Street, Carlton   Hear…

May 10 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Cardinal Charles Bo of Myanmar »

12:40 pm |

Friday 15 JUNE 10am – 3pm The First Five Years: Pope Francis’s pastoral vision of Mercy,…

May 10 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

War never again: Art Show fundraiser »

09:48 am |

Saturday 19 May, 3pm Rod Quantock will open the exhibition at Steps Art Gallery, 62 Lygon…

Apr 5 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

MOST RECENT

  1. Sr Gail Worcelo: towards an ecologically sustainable world.
  2. Australia’s China policy mired in phobia & confusion.
  3. Budget fails struggling Aussies.
  4. Let’s talk about West Papua: what is really happening
  5. Cardinal Charles Bo of Myanmar
  6. SPC News May 2018. What do we know for sure?
  7. Solar PV & wind are on track to replace all coal, oil, and gas within two decades.
  8. What do we know for sure?
  1. Gail Pritchard 22/3/18: I appreciate your writing Geoff and the great love you have for the exquisite wildlife that...
  2. Mark Kelly: Thanks Geoff. I remember when you were my ‘Science and Society’ teacher at Swinburne in about...
  3. John Merory: Geoff Lacey so eloquently expresses the beauty and ecological values of the Yarra Flats and the riverine...
  4. Dennis O'Connell: Geoff, a wonderful article. Lyrical, evocative and insightful. It would be good to meet with you to...
  5. Ann Jacobs: Preservation pf the beautiful wetlands and history, especially Indigenous, of the area is essential....

Church and Social Justice

  • Cardinal Charles Bo of Myanmar

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  • Pope Francis condemns even possessing nuclear weapons.

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  • Shaping a just society: a place for a Christian worldview?

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  • Just War or Just Peace?

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  • Active Non-Violence &the Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • Was God just a spectator at the Crucifixion?

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  • Our tax, wage, & social benefit systems need urgent repair.

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  • In Chile and Peru, Pope Francis sharpens Gospel imperative of justice and fairness for all.

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  • 2018 – a year for confronting looming threats.

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  • What would Jesus make of our Christmas?

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  • Editorial: Wiring social justice into the economy.

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  • Did Pope Francis succeed in Myanmar?

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  • Francis’s World  Day of the Poor. “The poor are our passports to paradise”.

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  • Conscience – defend it or just ignore it? Take Manus Island, for instance.

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The Yarra Institute

Yunus & his Triple Zero future. »

02:07 pm |

Reviewed by Gary Harkin, In the opening lines of his new book, A World of Three Zeroes, Muhammad Yunus reminds the reader that, in 2010, Oxfam reported that ‘the world’s richest 388 people owned more wealth than the entire bottom half of the world population (3.3 billion human beings)’. Yunus then updates…

Apr 26 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Budget fails struggling Aussies. »

02:43 pm |

Jason Davies-Kildea (Captain). While 2018 Federal Budget contains some positive initiatives, it fails to deliver on one of the biggest drivers of poverty and disadvantage in the country – the cost of housing. Every day, organisations like The Salvation Army see thousands of Australians struggling to keep up with everyday living expenses.…

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Australia’s China policy mired in phobia & confusion. »

11:36 pm |

Joseph A Camilleri. Australia’s handling of its relations with China is rapidly descending into farce. Geoff Raby’s excellent piece in Pearls and Irritations (30 April) makes abundantly clear the principal factor at work, namely a nostalgic attachment to the US-led regional and global order of earlier years. This is the mindset that…

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Pope Francis condemns even possessing nuclear weapons. »

03:31 pm |

Bruce Duncan. Pope Francis has issued strong backing to calls to ban nuclear weapons entirely, including as a deterrent. On a flight back to Rome from Bangladesh on 2 December 2017, he declared, “Today we are at the limit”, because the dangers from nuclear arsenals were now so severe that they risked…

Apr 28 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

SPC News May 2018. What do we know for sure? »

08:56 am |

  What do we know for sure? Peter Whiting The fake news experience, as its name suggests, arises either from a failure properly to collect the data required for a factual report, or from an intentional muddying of the waters by false reporting.  The “it’s worse than you know” experience arises from…

May 4 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

Why Europe shouldn’t follow Australia’s lead on asylum seekers. »

11:43 am |

Daniel Ghezelbash, Macquarie University Australia’s harsh asylum policies have been touted as a possible solution to Europe’s so-called refugee crisis. Politicians in the UK, France, Holland, Denmark,…

Apr 5 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Government policies globally and the torture of refugees. »

Government policies globally and the torture of refugees.

10:54 am |

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 »

Australia’s asylum seekers & the International Criminal Court. »

05:47 pm |

Public forum.   Can Australia’s leaders be prosecuted for treatment of refugees & asylum seekers?   Thursday 7 December…

Dec 3 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Conscience – defend it or just ignore it? Take Manus Island, for instance. »

Conscience – defend it or just ignore it? Take Manus Island, for instance.

02:08 pm |

Peter Whiting. This must surely seem an odd way to frame a commentary on conscience, but I am having…

Nov 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Stewardship of our planet

Solar PV & wind are on track to replace all coal, oil, and gas within two decades. »

10:32 am |

Solar photovoltaics are now the world’s leading source of new electricity generation. Andrew Blakers  & Matthew Stocks Solar photovoltaic and wind power are rapidly becoming cheaper and…

May 3 2018 / No Comment / Read More »