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Exploring Indigenous Theology

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Saturday 6 April, Whitley College, Parkville, 5.30 refreshments. 6-8pm forum. Free Forum. All welcome. Speakers: Revd. Dr Garry Worete Deverell, Aboriginal theologian and Vicar, Anglican Church, Black Rock; Uncle Revd Ray Minniecon, NAIITS Board member and Program Elder,Univ. of Divinity; Uncle Revd Dr Terry LeBlanc; Aunty Jean Phillips; Aunty Revd Patricia Courtney; Brooke Prentis. Facilitated […]

March 21st, 2019 | Posted in Events,Indigenous Issues | Read More »

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 mean temperature above 30C for the first time. According […]

March 6th, 2019 | Posted in Feature,Stewardship of our planet | Read More »

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

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 on the crisis […]

March 5th, 2019 | Posted in Feature,Global poverty | Read More »

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

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 to predict how […]

March 5th, 2019 | Posted in Economic issues,Feature,Politics | Read More »

I don’t want slaves working for me.

Sarah Puls. I have the power to show, through the choices I make, that everybody matters, that I don’t want any slaves working for me, says Good Samaritan Sister Sarah Puls. One of the most courageous people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know is a woman named Mary (not her real name), who was […]

February 27th, 2019 | Posted in Church and Social Justice,Economic issues,Feature | Read More »

Catholic views on the Economy.

Review of Matthew Shadle’s Interrupting Capitalism: Catholic Social Thought & the Economy. Joe McKay Matthew Shadle’s book, Interrupting Capitalism: Catholic Social Thought & the Economy, provides a good review of different strands of Catholic Social Thought (CST), which takes into account not just the magisterium teaching of the Catholic Church, but also the historical response […]

February 24th, 2019 | Posted in Book Reviews,Church and Social Justice,Global poverty | Read More »

How to sustain prosperity with justice. 

Paul Smyth. Paul Smyth examines the recent UK report, outlining a ‘Plan for the New Economy’. One of the UK’s leading non-party think tanks, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), established a Commission on Economic Justice in 2016, after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, to examine the challenges facing the UK economy […]

February 24th, 2019 | Posted in Book Reviews,Economic issues,Feature,Recent articles by SPC members | Read More »

An ecumenical response to Laudato Si’.

Prominent experts discuss the burning issues of climate change & inequality, raised by Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’. Friday 8 March 5.30pm to Sunday 10 March 2019 2pm.St Clement’s Retreat Centre, Galong, NSW, 100km from Canberra. For information click HERE. Anglican Bishop Philip Huggins, President of the National Council of Churches Australia, will join leading ecologists, […]

February 11th, 2019 | Posted in Church and Social Justice,Events,SPC Events 2019,Stewardship of our planet | Read More »

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

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, $135 professional development (with certificate). $20 evening sessions, $15 concession. Payment on entry (no online booking for evenings). Earlybird discount 20% for standard and concession tickets before 23 February 2019. Book here. For full information, click here  |  see […]

February 11th, 2019 | Posted in Church and Social Justice,Events,Feature,Peace,Stewardship of our planet | Read More »

What has Captain Cook ever done for us?

Ian Robinson. The Prime Minister is intent on making a big fuss about James Cook. He is even promoting, at great expense, a circumnavigation of the continent by a replica of Cook’s ship Endeavour. This is an insult to Matthew Flinders, who actually did circumnavigate the continent, who made a much greater contribution to our […]

February 7th, 2019 | Posted in Feature,Politics | Read More »