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SPC News July 2016. Election disarray: concerns about fairness & inequality. »

SPC News July 2016. Election disarray: concerns about fairness & inequality.

11:18 am | Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf version of this newsletter. Election disarray: concerns about fairness & inequality In the light of the tight July election in Australia, Peter…

Jul 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Events

Joe Camilleri: September lectures on forms of violence »

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08:31 pm | “The Winter of our Discontent and the Promise of Spring” 6 September: ‘The Age of Extremes’: From the ‘Great…

Jul 19 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Msgr Professor Tomáš Halík : Healing Alienation. »

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02:58 pm | A dialogue about believing in a time of disillusionment. With Professor Frank Brennan SJ AO. Monday 11 July 5–6:30pm…

Jun 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Housing Choices for Australia. »

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12:00 pm | Rosanne Haggerty. Tuesday 2 August 2016 12-2 pm Supper Room Melbourne Town Hall Swanston Street Rosanne Haggerty is president…

Jun 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Living in Jerusalem: navigating conflicted spaces. »

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11:49 am | Mark Walsh. Sunday 10 July 3pm. The annual Sr Shirley Sedawie Oration The King David School Junior Campus 117…

Jun 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

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The Yarra Institute

Microcredit: creating a thriving socio-ecological rural community in Batangas, Philippines. »

11:47 am | Augustine Doronila. The 2015 encyclical by Pope Francis, Laudato Sí: On care for our common home, is considered a rallying point, not only for Catholics, but also for people from different faith traditions, and for those of goodwill. It has spoken powerfully about how our religious and spiritual consciousness has a vital role to play…

Jun 22 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Election disarray: concerns about fairness & inequality. »

11:37 am | Peter Whiting. The long election campaign is over. The promises are all tabled, but the new government for the next three years is yet to be decided. Whichever party forms government notwithstanding, this election has been an opportunity lost. Neither of the major parties has addressed key structural issues which are impacting Australian society. What…

Jul 5 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

 Counter-terrorism or counter-rights? »

11:15 am | Tony French. In one of Anthony Powell’s novels, Dance To The Music of Time, there’s a line in which one of the characters, musing about the European events then rapidly climaxing towards the commencement of WWII says, “Rights have to be earned (and fought for); privileges on the other hand can be granted and withdrawn…

Jul 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Building a just peace. »

12:12 pm | Brian Johnstone. Is the Catholic Church moving towards abandoning the traditional ‘just war’ theory? A Rome meeting in April of this year, organised by Pax Christi and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, brought together Christians active in justice and peace work throughout the world. A final statement, endorsed by the participants, called for…

Jun 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

SPC News July 2016. Election disarray: concerns about fairness & inequality. »

11:18 am | Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf version of this newsletter. Election disarray: concerns about fairness & inequality In the light of the tight July election in Australia, Peter Whiting‘s editorial focuses on the qualities of leadership needed in our political parties to manage globalisation, and particularly to avoid the increasing…

Jul 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

Is the Coalition better able to manage our borders? »

12:51 pm | John Menadue.   From Pearls & Irritations, John Menadue’s blog.   For many years senior journalists have been telling us, or at least accepting the spin, that conservatives are better economic…

Jun 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Rohingya refugees, & building a regional framework to manage refugee flows. »

Rohingya refugees, & building a regional framework to manage refugee flows.

10:29 am | Travers Mcleod, Peter Hughes, Sriprapha Petcharamesree, Steven Wong, Tri Nuke Pudjiastuti.   From Pearls & Irritations, John Menadue’s blog.   Part 1. The…

Jun 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Manus and Nauru – time for the government to be creative. »

Manus and Nauru – time for the government to be creative.

10:37 am | Peter Hughes. The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Supreme Court decision and the announcement by the PNG Prime Minister that Manus will be…

May 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Manus: “The Worst Angels of our Nature”. »

Manus: “The Worst Angels of our Nature”.

10:18 am | Arja Keski-Nummi. The PNG Supreme Court decision has again thrown into stark relief the bankrupt nature of Australia’s asylum policy, and the…

May 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Stewardship of our planet

Ecological conversion & discovering the land. »

Ecological conversion & discovering the land.

11:52 am | Geoff Lacey. This article is based on a talk given at the symposium, Care for all that exists, held at the Carmelite…

Jul 5 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Australia’s overseas aid shrinking. »

Australia’s overseas aid shrinking.

10:57 am | Bruce Duncan. Despite lobbying from many groups, the May federal budget for 2016-2017 is hacking another $224 million from Australia’s overseas aid, reducing…

May 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Naomi Klein. This changes everything: capitalism vs climate change. »

Naomi Klein. This changes everything: capitalism vs climate change.

06:03 pm | Reviewed by Kevin Peoples. This politically-charged book reads like a great dramatic novel. The drama is fixed in a clash of values.…

Apr 10 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Turning up the heat: how the diplomatic push for 1.5℃ unfolded in Paris.  » Breakthrough in Paris climate talks. » The Paris climate agreement at a glance. » Pope Benedict on the environment. »

How Scared or Hopeful Should We Be in a Warming World? »

09:45 am | Clive Hamilton. For anyone who takes notice of the climate change debate, a mass of often-contradictory information comes flooding into our lives. Some of it prompts great alarm. The Great…

Jul 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Indigenous Issues