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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Bruce Duncan is a priest of the Redemptorist order, who has long advocated setting up an ecumenical network formally independent of the churches but drawing from their rich social traditions to raise an informed Christian voice in policy debates. He studied economics and politics at the University of Sydney, completing his doctorate in political science […]

December 22nd, 2015 | Posted in About Us | Read More »

About Us

About Us

Social Policy Connections draws on the rich resources of the Christian social traditions, and works to bring them into creative engagement with contemporary challenges to human wellbeing. SPC offers a forum in which to help develop a renewed vision of a just Australia, and to invite into the public arena voices informed by Christian social values. […]

February 3rd, 2011 | Posted in About Us | Read More »

Our Concerns

Our Concerns

Social Policy Connections is committed to providing collaborative leadership and speaking out with its allied organisations on key social justice matters. Many of our members have long been involved in debates about social and economic policies, as evidenced in publications listed elsewhere. However, the precise agenda issues for SPC will be determined as we engage with a […]

February 2nd, 2011 | Posted in About Us | Read More »

History

History

Social Policy Connections emerged out of discussions in 2005-2006 among people concerned to bring the social traditions of the churches into vibrant engagement with current issues in social policy, including providing a strong voice in social advocacy. We resolved to review selected social policies in close relation with the Gospel imperatives of social justice, equity, compassion […]

February 1st, 2011 | Posted in About Us | Read More »

Goals and Objectives

Goals and Objectives

To help bring the social involvements of the churches more closely into contemporary policy debates and shape a more just society, Social Policy Connections is committed to inform, advocate and engage. Inform Provide new platforms for informed debate and conversation through the web, conferences, public events and publications Convene open forums for fresh voices, especially […]

February 1st, 2011 | Posted in About Us | Read More »

Our supporters

Our supporters

Our thanks to the many people who have helped establish Social Policy Connections. We especially acknowledge the financial support from some key Catholic religious orders, most notably the Redemptorist priests and brothers and the Brigidine Sisters of Victoria. A further grant from the Brigidine Sisters’ Education for Justice Project helped fund this website. The Sisters […]

October 20th, 2010 | Posted in About Us | Read More »

Operating Principles

Operating Principles

Social Policy Connections operates with a board of governance elected  by members and committed to ensuring the organisation: Embodies the values of the Christian social thinking which inspire us Acts  in a manner compliant with high legal, social and fiduciary standards Is both environmentally aware and socially responsible Works collaboratively with other complementary organisations while […]

January 10th, 2009 | Posted in About Us | Read More »