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Faith, values, & social policy

Faith, values, & social policy

By Bruce Duncan. At a public forum following SPC’s 7th Annual General Meeting on 21 November 2012, Bruce Duncan CssR spoke on Faith, values and social policy, how faith perspectives bore on values in society and could help shape social policies  to address major issues of equity, social justice and climate change. He began : […]

November 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Church and Social Justice,Events,SPC Events 2012 | Read More »

2012 AGM

2012 AGM

SPC 7th Annual General Meeting 21 November 2012 Report by Peter Whiting SPC President. Welcome to this, our seventh AGM. It is a pleasure to be able to review with you the achievements of SPC during the year. Consistent with our organisational objectives of addressing a range of social justice issues for the purposes of […]

November 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Events,SPC Events 2012 | Read More »

Critical planning issues facing our city.

Critical planning issues facing our city.

Presented by Kevin O’Connor Professorial Fellow Urban Planning University of Melbourne. Wednesday 24 October 7pm. The Study Centre, Yarra Theological Union, Box Hill (best entry via 34 Bedford Street). Light refreshments afterwards. How do we really relate to the City of Melbourne? Kevin O’Connor argues that there are in fact five distinct Mebournes – the […]

October 12th, 2012 | Posted in Economic issues,Politics,SPC Events 2012 | Read More »

Peace with people, peace with our planet: a Franciscan perspective.

Peace with people, peace with our planet: a Franciscan perspective.

with Friar Joseph Rozansky Fr Joseph’s talk on 31 August at Box Hill will be posted on this site shortly. He coordinates the Franciscan networks around the world for justice, environment, and peace.

August 10th, 2012 | Posted in Peace,SPC Events 2012 | Read More »

Australia’s income security system & the abandonment of equity.

Australia’s income security system & the abandonment of equity.

Dr Philip Mendes. Dr Philip Mendes poke to SPC about improving social inclusion on 22 August, 2012. Those who can work should, and those who cannot should be properly supported to achieve a full life. How does Australia fare in relation to this? Philip Mendes from Monash University promotes a better way, advocating for a […]

August 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Economic issues,SPC Events 2012 | Read More »

Race Mathews: Cooperatives, equity, & participation.

Race Mathews: Cooperatives, equity, & participation.

Anne Tuohey Co-operatives have played a major role in taming problems in capitalist economies, and can do so in the future as well, according to Dr Race Mathews, speaking at an SPC forum on 25 July. This year is the United Nations International Year of the Co-operative. Against the background of the global financial crisis, […]

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Economic issues,SPC Events 2012 | Read More »

Santamaria’s Salesman: Kevin Peoples and the Catholic Rural Movement

Santamaria’s Salesman: Kevin Peoples and the Catholic Rural Movement

In a lucid talk, Kevin Peoples spoke on his 2012 book about working as a fund-raiser for the National Catholic Rural Movement and his disillusionment with Bob Santamaria’s use of its people and money. Strongly committed to the YCW emphasis on personal formation and independent social responsibility,  Kevin tells of the events that led up […]

June 19th, 2012 | Posted in Church and Social Justice,SPC Events 2012 | Read More »

SPC Newsletter May 2012. Overcoming pokies addiction : Gabriela Byrne.

SPC Newsletter May 2012. Overcoming pokies addiction : Gabriela Byrne.

Overcoming addiction to pokies: Gabriela Byrne at SPC. Anne Tuohey. Poker machines are taking a huge toll on gambling addicts, according to recent reports, and are deliberately concentrated in lower socio-economic areas. In Victoria, problem gamblers are losing up to $4.7 million a day. And, in the last decade, Victorians have lost more than $24 […]

May 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Newsletters,SPC Events 2012 | 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 »

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

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

Brian Lawrence, Chair, Australian Catholic Council of Employment Relations. Brian Lawrence spoke to an audience of SPC members and friends on Wednesday 14 March 2012. He detailed the state of current wages policy, particularly tracking the conditions experienced by the low-waged. For the full text of his address, click HERE. Click HERE to hear Brian […]

February 27th, 2012 | Posted in Events,SPC Events 2012 | Read More »