New Nuclear Threats –time to begin again
In Australia, the Rudd Government in 2007 demonstrated real conviction about the need for action and took political leadership in the international forum.In September 2009 the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, a parliamentary committee with members from both houses of parliament, recommended unanimously that Australia indicate its support for a nuclear weapons convention.Yet, Government policy has been watered down more recently, with “possible” opportunities for real change now only being “explored”.
Ecology at the Heart of Christian Faith
Catholic Religious Victoria is proud to sponsor this event.
People around the globe have begun to recognize that we are called to a new way of being on Earth. There is a growing movement of people who are connected in a common love of Earth and its creatures, a movement of farmers, artists, school children, scientists, industrialists, politicians and religious leaders. As Pope John Paul II has said we are all being called to an ecological conversion.
Presented by Father Denis Edwards
Priest of the Archdiocese of Adelaide
Denis Edwards teaches at the School of Theology, Flinders Uni, and CTC Adelaide.
He has published a number of books on theology and science.
Saturday 7 May 2011
Veneto Club, 190 Bulleen Road, Bulleen, Victoria
Morning tea and refreshments will be available from 10.00am
A light lunch will be provided
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Enquiries can be forwarded to Christina Signorini by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nuclear disarmament: The great challenge
Speaking at the Social Policy Connections Forum on nuclear disarmament on 29 March, Professor Tilman Ruff, Chair of the Australian Board of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), spoke of slippage in political urgency about nuclear disarmament, and the need to revive efforts to reduce and ban nuclear weapons.
Rev Harry Kerr, Victorian Chair of the ecumenical peace organisation, Pax Christi, spoke of faith communities needing “to rediscover who the God of peace really is, and what it means to live the life of his new creation”. He urged church groups to renew their advocacy to eliminate nuclear weapons. Click HERE to listen to the speeches, or subscribe to our audio podcast in Itunes or via RSS.
Palm Sunday Rally
For Peace and Nuclear Disarmament
2 pm, Sunday 16 March 2011,
from the State Library, corner of Swanston and Latrobe Sts, Melbourne.