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SPC News August 2018. The Thai cave rescue & the surge of common humanity. »

SPC News August 2018. The Thai cave rescue & the surge of common humanity.

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Download a .pdf of SPC News August 2018. The Thai cave rescue & the surge of common humanity. Chris Mulherin. The inspiration and lessons of this story go beyond riveting…

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Events

Prof. Joseph Camilleri OAM on life in “our brave new world” »

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Three lectures on Tuesdays 11, 18, 25 September St Michael’s Place Hall, 120 Collins St., Melbourne,…

Aug 9 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Advocating for Reconciliation with state and local governments »

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A Victorian Reconciliation Network Forum, Saturday 18 August MAYSAR, 184 Gertrude St., Fitzroy, 10.15am to 2.30pm…

Aug 9 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

SPC Forum. Is Victoria still a ‘dreadful parent’ for the hundreds of children in state care or confinement? »

SPC Forum. Is Victoria still a ‘dreadful parent’ for the hundreds of children in state care or confinement?

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Bernie Geary OAM. Former Victorian Commissioner for Children & Young People Thursday 30 August 7:30-9pm Yarra Theological…

Aug 5 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Voices for Justice. A program for Aid advocates »

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Micah Australia is hosting a four-day training program in Canberra 1-4 December 2018 for people committed…

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  4. Voices for Justice. A program for Aid advocates
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  6. Ecosystems across Australia are collapsing under climate change.
  7. What Aboriginal Catholics & other Christians offer the future of this land.
  8. Why Francis values the assassinated Archbishop Romero so highly.
  1. Mary O'Shannassy: Sherry such a special reflection that you have shared with us. Educative and a great reminder for...
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  5. Mark Kelly: Thanks Geoff. I remember when you were my ‘Science and Society’ teacher at Swinburne in about...

Church and Social Justice

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  • Is it time for a Just Peace framework? SPC Forum with Caesar D’Mello.

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  • Where are our statesmen & women?

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  • Vatican blasts inequality & greed for undermining human prospects.

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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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  • Active Non-Violence &the Sustainable Development Goals.

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The Yarra Institute

Voices for Justice. A program for Aid advocates »

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Micah Australia is hosting a four-day training program in Canberra 1-4 December 2018 for people committed to working for a better and more just world. The program includes two days of training and workshops with leading speakers, and a final two days lobbying politicians in Parliament House. The program is hosted by…

Aug 2 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Partially right: rejecting neoliberalism shouldn’t mean giving up on social liberalism. »

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Richard Holden UNSW, & Rosalind Dixon UNSW. Richard Denniss’s Quarterly Essay, Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next, is a thought-provoking call to arms against an array of perceived ills – economic rationalism, market forces, small government, tax cuts, incentives, even corporate sponsorship. Denniss provides a useful provocation for a much-needed…

Jun 29 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Obama’s address for Mandela’s 100th birthday. »

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Larry Kaufmann. A few days after many people throughout the world celebrated what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday on 17 July 2018, Barack Obama delivered the annual Mandela lecture in Johannesburg . Yet even as he highlighted Mandela’s affirmation of the common humanity of people, the Israeli government was busy…

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The treaty banning nuclear weapons, one year on. »

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History made, a solid start, here to stay, and miles to go, before we sleep. Tilman Ruff. One year ago, on 7 July 2017, at the United Nations in New York, 122 nations took a historic step when they voted to adopt the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The Treaty…

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SPC News August 2018. The Thai cave rescue & the surge of common humanity. »

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Download a .pdf of SPC News August 2018. The Thai cave rescue & the surge of common humanity. Chris Mulherin. The inspiration and lessons of this story go beyond riveting real-time TV and lives saved. In my view, what we saw during that gripping week in July was human community at its…

Aug 2 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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 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.

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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. »

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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.

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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

Ecosystems across Australia are collapsing under climate change. »

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Rebecca Harris University of Tasmania David Bowman University of Tasmania Linda Beaumont Macquarie University. To the chagrin of the tourist industry, the Great Barrier Reef has become a notorious victim…

Aug 2 2018 / No Comment / Read More »