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SPC News April 2015. The ideal of the Common Good is alive, if not well! »

SPC News April 2015. The ideal of the Common Good is alive, if not well!

01:37 pm | The ideal of the Common Good is alive, if not well! Peter Whiting attended a conference in February with Professor Maurice Glasman who founded ‘Blue Labour’ in Britain, aiming at renewing social and…

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Events

Book launch: Working with Disaster: Clergy & Bushfires. »

Book launch: Working with Disaster: Clergy & Bushfires.

01:13 pm | Thursday 16 April 2015 2:30-4pm. A research report by Dr Lisa Jacobson. Sponsored by Yarra Institute for Religion &…

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Trafficked women give voice to their experience »

Trafficked women give voice to their experience

12:05 pm | SPC Forum. Wednesday 22 April 2015 7:30-9pm The Study Centre Yarra Theological Union Box Hill best entry via 34…

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A practical approach for refugees & asylum seekers »

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08:45 pm | Catherine Scarth CEO, AMES Wednesday 29 April, 12 noon-1pm AMES is Australia’s largest single provider of settlement, education, training…

Feb 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

ANZAC Day Commemorations »

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11:49 am | ‘Federation to the Aftermath of  WWI’ 15 April – Anzac Q&A Discussion with Professor Joe Camilleri, Professor Marilyn Lake…

Jan 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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  3. Book launch: Working with Disaster: Clergy & Bushfires.
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  5. The ideal of the Common Good is alive, if not well!
  6. Jesus and the Dreaming: Discovering an Australian Spirituality Through Aboriginal-Christian Dialogue.
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  8. Commemorating the centenary of Gallipoli.
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Church and Social Justice

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  • A policy strategy for church and community activists from 2015

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  • Re-visioning the Good Society.

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  • The renewed relevance of Paul VI.

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The Yarra Institute

Shock cuts to Department of Social Services will hit homeless & housing services »

11:22 am | Colleen O’Sullivan In the first few months of 2015, community sector organisations and charities have had the added burden of worrying about losing federal government funding and what this will mean for the provision of frontline services. It began with last year’s budget, when we learned approximately $270 million would be cut from the Department…

Mar 3 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Trafficked women give voice to their experience »

12:05 pm | SPC Forum. Wednesday 22 April 2015 7:30-9pm The Study Centre Yarra Theological Union Box Hill best entry via 34 Bedford Street Refreshments afterwards. Entry free; donation welcome. Download a flyer. Dr Angela Reed RSM Angela is a Melbourne Sister of Mercy who has recently completed her PhD on social factors driving sex trafficking and the…

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The ideal of the Common Good is alive, if not well! »

11:12 am | Peter Whiting attended a conference in February with Professor Maurice Glasman, who founded ‘Blue Labour’ in Britain, aiming at renewing social and economic policies by empowering local networks for shared responsibility in promoting equity and the common good. Peter Whiting. There are those great times when moments of insight flow not so much from a…

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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 April 2015. The ideal of the Common Good is alive, if not well! »

01:37 pm | The ideal of the Common Good is alive, if not well! Peter Whiting attended a conference in February with Professor Maurice Glasman who founded ‘Blue Labour’ in Britain, aiming at renewing social and economic policies by empowering local networks for shared responsibility in promoting equity and the common good. Read more.     Commemorating the…

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Asylum seekers

Treating asylum seekers humanely is a core Gospel demand. »

01:34 pm | Speaking at St Patrick’s Cathedral before the Palm Sunday rally in support of asylum seekers in Melbourne on 29 March, Bruce Duncan reiterated Malcolm Fraser’s call for humane policies through…

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Ending the politics harming children in detention. »

Ending the politics harming children in detention.

01:00 pm | Caz Coleman. If only there were an opportunity to cut through the politics to name what Australia needs to do to address the…

Mar 12 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

The moral dimension behind The Forgotten Children. »

The moral dimension behind The Forgotten Children.

01:51 pm | Brian Johnstone. Professor Gillian Triggs, president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, has found that, by reason of its policy of the…

Mar 3 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Malcolm Fraser on the HRC Enquiry into children in detention. »

Malcolm Fraser on the HRC Enquiry into children in detention.

01:27 pm | “Enough is enough”. The government had the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report on children in detention on 11 November last year. They…

Mar 3 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Stewardship of our planet

Report on Nuclear Disarmament conference »

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12:04 pm | Filling the Gap: Report on recent Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons Robert Tickner, CEO Aust. Red Cross Dr…

Feb 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Scepticism & belief in science & faith »

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…

Aug 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
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Book launch: Working with Disaster: Clergy & Bushfires. »

01:13 pm | Thursday 16 April 2015 2:30-4pm. A research report by Dr Lisa Jacobson. Sponsored by Yarra Institute for Religion & Social Policy and Creative Ministries Network To be launched by Craig…

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Indigenous Issues