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SPC Forum: Electoral reform & social justice.

SPC Forum: Electoral reform & social justice.

Professor Brian Costar “Electoral Reform and Social Justice” An address at an SPC forum on 14 November. A YouTube clip of Brian’s talk is available HERE. Are disadvantaged groups being denied a voice? Three million Aussie voters missing from the count. Why it matters who votes, and how. Brian Costar is Professor of Victorian Parliamentary […]

November 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Events,SPC Events 2013,Talks | Read More »

The Catholic debt to the Salvos

The Catholic debt to the Salvos

By Bruce Duncan A talk to the Salvation Army Moral & Social Issues Conference (Southern Territory) 15 June 2013 Geelong Many people will be surprised to hear that Catholics owe a debt to the Salvation Army, which had a significant influence on the English Cardinal Manning, who helped shape Pope Leo XIII’s social encyclical, On […]

June 18th, 2013 | Posted in Church and Social Justice,Feature,Talks | Read More »

Martin Flanagan: Spirituality in a secular age

Martin Flanagan: Spirituality in a secular age

The John Wallis Memorial Lecture 2013     Martin Flanagan reflects on key learning and turning points in his life, and the characters he met. They have drawn him to look below the surface to discover the unexpected in human experience, in his own family, and in his Irish origins, particularly among Australia’s original peoples […]

June 18th, 2013 | Posted in Church and Social Justice,Feature,Indigenous Issues,Talks | Read More »

Working families, social inclusion, & fair wages: moving beyond rhetoric.

Working families, social inclusion, & fair wages: moving beyond rhetoric.

An address by Brian Lawrence to SPC’s forum in Melbourne on 14 March 2012. Brian Lawrence’s recent presentation identified the important relationship between Catholic social teaching and people’s entitlement to employment, a decent wage, and fair work conditions. At the beginning of his talk, Brian  provided an example of Catholic social teaching in relation to […]

April 17th, 2012 | Posted in Economic issues,Feature,SPC Events 2012,Talks | Read More »

Cardijn and Human Development

Cardijn and Human Development

The following address was delivered to the conference, ‘Rediscovering Joseph Cardijn for the new millennium’, at Cardijn College, Adelaide, South Australia, October 9, 2009 By Fr. Bruce Duncan, C.Ss.R. * Thank you very much for the invitation to join your conference under the inspiration of Canon Cardijn and the whole YCW movement. I very much […]

October 9th, 2009 | Posted in Talks | Read More »