Beware crusade rhetoric in Iraq conflict
Colossal blunders await us, unless our political leaders have a clear understanding of Islamic traditions of war and legitimacy, and why jihadist movements have gained such a hold in the Middle East. Bruce Duncan warns against using crusade rhetoric in the conflict with the Islamic State, and argues that there can be no lasting western military solution in Iraq and Syria.
SPC Public Forum
Conflict over the Islamic State in
Iraq & Syria: Insights from Muslim experience & social traditions
Fr Bruce Duncan, who examines changes in Islamic just war thinking
in the light of international human rights today.
The Study Centre Yarra Theological Union
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Don’t be alarmed. Be mad as hell!
People power brings cruel Newstart policies to a halt, for the time being
Gambling harms aren’t worth taking a chance
Tens of thousands of families are suffering from the results of gambling, especially in less affluent areas which are especially targeted by the pokies industry. Captain Jason Davies-Kildea explains why this situation is allowed to continue, as he reflects on the 2014 Social Justice Statement from the Australian Council of Churches, Gambling and its impact in Australia – is nothing sacred?
Sport & Social Justice?
Professor Joe Camilleri
Rethinking our Future
A series of public lectures
St Michael’s Church
120 Collins Street Melbourne
The USA, Russia, & China: the prospect of a new cold war Tuesday 7 October
Coping with risk & uncertainty: volatile markets, anxious states, & tentative social movements Tuesday 14 October
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Young People, Faith, & Social Justice Joan Daw $20+$5 p&h.
Refugees: we can do better.
What to do to heal this ‘running sore’.