where is the leadership?
Peter reports on Anna Burke’s talk at the SPC forum on political leaders espousing bad policy because they believe that’s what electors want. The lesson: make your voices for humanity heard.
The First World War –
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Why Pope Francis is highlighting inequality
Pope Francis repeatedly attacks severe inequality as inhumane and undermining of social and economic security even in western countries. Bruce Duncan looks at how some leading economists support the Pope’s views.
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Sustaining our selves &
our values in a frantic world
Stephen Ames examines the impact of the new digital technologies on our values and our self-understanding, as relationships between faith and science, and between markets and morality, take new forms.
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The shocking destruction in Gaza raised widespread concern about the moral imperative not to kill innocent people. Brian Johnstone draws from Catholic thinking insisting on the duty of non-combatant immunity.
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After 45 years of teaching and writing 25 books, Joe Camilleri, Emeritus Professor at La Trobe University, is expanding the circle of conversation about world affairs with his new website at www.josephcamilleri.org. The site is easy to follow, and gathers much of Joe’s enormous output in journals and opinion pieces, lectures, radio talks, publications, and at conferences. It also traces pathways to additional information, networks, and online media.The website will initially offer a series of conversations moderated by experts, beginning with three topics: religion and science, climate change, and nuclear weapons. You are invited to take part in these conversations through the ‘engage’ function on the website.
Professor Joe Camilleri
Rethinking our Future
Tuesdays in October 6-8pm
St Michael’s Church 120 Collins Street Melbourne
Charting the future for Pax Christi
40 years in retrospect
& challenges ahead
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