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SPC News March 2019. Climate crisis: not so slow-burning now. »

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Climate crisis: not so slow-burning now. Editorial Future generations will struggle to understand why key Australian politicians and sections of the media refused so long to recognise that global warming…

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Events

SPC Forum. Increasing resistance to Church & social justice movements in the Philippines. »

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With Sr Pat Fox. Tuesday 5 March 7:30-9pmYarra Theological Union Study Centre34 Bedford Street Box HillLight…

Feb 11 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

An ecumenical response to Laudato Si’. »

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Prominent experts discuss the burning issues of climate change & inequality, raised by Pope Francis’ Laudato…

Feb 11 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Earth@Peace. How to secure ‘just & ecologically sustainable peace’. »

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23-24 April 2019 9am-5:30pm, and from 7.30pm. Pilgrim Theological College Melbourne29 College Crescent Parkville Melbourne $100 per…

Feb 11 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Francis – a voice crying out: becoming a humble, listening, & learning Church. »

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A seminar with Dr Austen Ivereigh, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez, and local theologians and bishops. Friday 22…

Dec 24 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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  5. I don’t want slaves working for me.
  6. Catholic views on the Economy.
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  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...
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Church and Social Justice

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  • Catholic views on the Economy.

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  • An ecumenical response to Laudato Si’.

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  • Earth@Peace. How to secure ‘just & ecologically sustainable peace’.

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  • Austen Ivereigh on Pope Francis.

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  • Light from the laity – the 2020 Plenary Council.

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  • Why are hundreds of thousands of Australian children struggling in poverty, even with a parent working full-time?

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  • Can religions help avert wars provoked by climate change?

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  • A place to call home: Catholic bishops call for urgent action.

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  • An enabling life: Father Kevin Mogg. A collection of reminiscences by Anne Tuohey.

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  • Wilful ignorance about the threat of climate change.

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The Yarra Institute

There are many good ideas to tackle inequality – it’s time we acted on them. »

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Marianna Brungs, University of Sydney. This is the final article in the Reclaiming the Fair Go series, a collaboration between The Conversation, the Sydney Democracy Network, and the Sydney Peace Foundation to mark the awarding of the 2018 Sydney Peace Prize to Nobel laureate and economics professor Joseph Stiglitz. These articles reflect…

Mar 5 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

A Shorten government could shift the country on important issues, and show a little spunk. »

01:37 pm |

Frank Bongiorno, Australian National University. This is part of a major series, called Advancing Australia, in which leading academics examine the key issues facing Australia in the lead-up to the 2019 federal election and beyond. Read the other pieces in the series here. What will a Shorten government be like? It’s hazardous…

Mar 5 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

A Shorten government could shift the country on important issues, and show a little spunk. »

01:37 pm |

Frank Bongiorno, Australian National University. This is part of a major series, called Advancing Australia, in which leading academics examine the key issues facing Australia in the lead-up to the 2019 federal election and beyond. Read the other pieces in the series here. What will a Shorten government be like? It’s hazardous…

Mar 5 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 March 2019. Climate crisis: not so slow-burning now. »

10:38 am |

Climate crisis: not so slow-burning now. Editorial Future generations will struggle to understand why key Australian politicians and sections of the media refused so long to recognise that global warming was an immediate threat to Australia and the world. January 2019 was the hottest month on record in Australia, with the nation’s…

Mar 7 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

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

03:28 pm |

John Menadue. The Australia of today is vastly different from the Australia of my childhood. With its widespread racism and sectarianism, it was socially suffocating. For those…

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 »

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 »

Stewardship of our planet

An ecumenical response to Laudato Si’. »

03:31 pm |

Prominent experts discuss the burning issues of climate change & inequality, raised by Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’. Friday 8…

Feb 11 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Earth@Peace. How to secure ‘just & ecologically sustainable peace’. »

09:33 am |

23-24 April 2019 9am-5:30pm, and from 7.30pm. Pilgrim Theological College Melbourne29 College Crescent Parkville Melbourne $100 per day, $70 concession/student,…

Feb 11 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Here’s how a 100% renewable energy future can create jobs & even save the gas industry. »

07:12 pm |

Sven Teske University of Technology Sydney. The world can limit global warming to 1.5℃ and move to 100% renewable…

Feb 4 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
Austen Ivereigh on Pope Francis. » Climate change: “the most important issue we face”. » IPCC’s 1.5 degrees C report makes Paris Agreement redundant. » The science is clear: we have to start creating our low-carbon future today. »

Climate crisis: not so slow-burning now. »

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Editorial. Future generations will struggle to understand why key Australian politicians and sections of the media refused so long to recognise that global warming was an immediate…

Mar 6 2019 / No Comment / Read More »