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Building bridges, not walls

Saturday 27 May, 9.30 am to 4.15 pm with Joe Camilleri OAM, Emeritus Professor of La Trobe University, on Christian responses to current global issues. Workshops cover main areas of concern. Justice and International Mission Unit Convention 2017, Uniting Church in Australia, Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Crescent, Parkville. Cost: $30 Metro participants; […]

May 14th, 2017 | Posted in Church and Social Justice,Events,Member Events | Read More »

Pope Francis & the Common Good. Where is our society going?

Seminar. Saturday 24 June 10am-1pm Newman College 887 Swanston Street Parkville A free event, but for catering, please contact Br Mark O’Connor 0429 694 707  |  mark.oconnor@marists.org.au An expert in Catholic social thinking, Bishop John McElroy of San Diego, is a prominent advocate for the poor and 200,000-plus migrants in his diocese. He has doctorates […]

May 7th, 2017 | Posted in Church and Social Justice,Events,Member Events,Politics | Read More »

Francis: challenging nationalism, market rule, & overconfident technology.

Prominent US social justice Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego. Friday 23 June 5-6.30pm Newman College 887 Swanston Street Parkville A free event, but please RSVP for catering to Br Mark O’Connor 0429 694 707 |   mark.oconnor@marists.org.au Bishop McElroy is a strong advocate for the poor and for more than 200,000 undocumented migrants in […]

May 7th, 2017 | Posted in Church and Social Justice,Events,Politics | Read More »

Dr Race Mathews in conversation with Professor Paul Smyth: Of Labour & Liberty.

Dr Race Mathews in conversation with Professor Paul Smyth: Of Labour & Liberty.

SPC Forum Dr Race Mathews in conversation with Professor Paul Smyth Tuesday 16 May 7:30-9pm on Dr Mathews’ book Of Labour & Liberty: Distributism in  Victoria 1891-1966 YTU Study Centre 34 Bedford Street Box Hill Donations welcome. Refreshments afterwards. Download the flyer. Of Labour & Liberty questions whether political democracy can survive indefinitely in the […]

May 1st, 2017 | Posted in Events | Read More »

The legacy of war: ecojustice, Australia, & the Middle East.

Thursday 20 April 4-6pm. Whitley College 271 Royal Parade Parkville Joe Camilleri (chair), Deborah Storie, Keith Dyer, and Anne Elvey, exploring ecological and justice perspectives on Australia’s involvement in our ‘longest war’, particularly Afghanistan. No cost, but bookings required by Tuesday 18 April. Light refreshments available on arrival. Deborah Storie has lived in Afghanistan off and […]

April 5th, 2017 | Posted in Events,Peace | Read More »

Professor Joe Camilleri: How is the world to engage with Trump’s America?

May lecture series St Michael’s Hall 120 Collins Street Melbourne Tuesday 9 and 16 May $20 each lecture, or two for $35. Bookings here Tuesday 9 May 6pm America, Russia, & China – three gorillas in the room Tuesday 16 May 6pm Is there life after Trump? What a creative politics might look like . 

March 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Disarmament,Events,Politics | Read More »

Ozanam Lecture 2017: Marcelle Mogg.

Sunday 26 February 2pm. Cathedral Hall ACU 20 Brunswick Street Fitzroy. Marcelle Mogg will speak on The Living Presence of the Love of God. Marcelle Mogg is Group Director Mission Integration St John of God Health Care. Respondent Doug Knez Gippsland Central Council President St Vincent de Paul. Light refreshments provided. Car park at rear […]

February 1st, 2017 | Posted in Events | Read More »

2016 SPC AGM.

2016 SPC AGM.

SPC 11th Annual General Meeting. Presidents Report 30 November 2016 Welcome to our eleventh AGM. Our purpose at SPC is to expand awareness of social justice issues in Australia and overseas, and in ecumenical collaboration to influence public policy for the benefit of all, especially the disadvantaged. During 2015-16, we have commented on many issues of […]

December 9th, 2016 | Posted in Member Events | Read More »

SPC AGM 2016 & Josh Cullinan on exploiting lowest paid workers

Wednesday 30 November 7.00-7:30pm The Yarra Theological Union Study Centre 34 Bedford Street Box Hill At 7:30 an address by Josh Cullinan Returning penalty rates to the lowest paid Josh Cullinan has campaigned for retail and fast food workers for 20 years, including for Bakers Delight, Hungry Jacks, and 7/11 workers. More recently, Josh raised the […]

November 1st, 2016 | Posted in Events,SPC Events 2016 | Read More »

Christian perspectives on treaty, sovereignty, & constitutional recognition

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WEDNESDAY 9 November 7-9 pm Wesley Uniting Church 148 Lonsdale Street Melbourne Keynote speakers Mr Stuart McMillan President Uniting Church Rev Ken Sumner Uniting Aboriginal & Islander Christian Congress Panel speakers include Brooke Prentis Waka Waka people Salvation Army Vicki Clark Mutthi Mutthi member of Interim Treaty Working Party VIC Rev Glen Loughrey Wiradjuri St Oswald’s Anglican Church Melbourne […]

October 4th, 2016 | Posted in Indigenous Issues,Member Events | Read More »