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SPC News July 2018. Can we preserve our social values, & still have a prosperous economy? »

SPC News July 2018. Can we preserve our social values, & still have a prosperous economy?

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Download a .pdf of SPC News July 2018. Can we preserve our social values, & still have a prosperous economy? This issue of SPC News offers three views on inequality.…

Jun 29 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Events

SPC membership renewals 2018-2019 & donation appeal. »

SPC membership  renewals 2018-2019  & donation appeal.

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Download your 2018-2019 membership renewal or joining forms. The subscription fee remains $40 for individual members, and $80 for organisations.…

Jun 21 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Aboriginal Sunday Mass. »

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Sunday 8 July 10:30am for 11am start. St Francis’ Church    326 Lonsdale Street Melbourne 9480…

Jun 21 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

YTU COURSE. Action for a fair world: Pope Francis, inequality, and the SDGs. »

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Equity & Sustainability. Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Weekly lectures…

Jun 1 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Sr Gail Worcelo: towards an ecologically sustainable world. »

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Tuesday 10 July 7pm for 7:30pm start Abbotsford Convent 1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford $20 adult,…

May 9 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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  2. SPC News July 2018. Can we preserve our social values, & still have a prosperous economy?
  3. Partially right: rejecting neoliberalism shouldn’t mean giving up on social liberalism.
  4. Can we preserve our social values & still have a prosperous economy?
  5. Israel-Palestine : vale the two-state solution. Where to now?
  6. Ongoing class warfare.
  7. Pope Francis challenges economics, poverty, & globalisation.
  8. SPC membership renewals 2018-2019 & donation appeal.
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Church and Social Justice

  • Is it time for a Just Peace framework? SPC Forum with Caesar D’Mello.

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  • Pope Francis challenges economics, poverty, & globalisation.

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  • YTU COURSE. Action for a fair world: Pope Francis, inequality, and the SDGs.

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  • Cardijn & Paul VI: empowering young workers.

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  • Where are our statesmen & women?

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  • Vatican blasts inequality & greed for undermining human prospects.

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  • Pope Francis condemns even possessing nuclear weapons.

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  • Shaping a just society: a place for a Christian worldview?

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  • Just War or Just Peace?

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  • Active Non-Violence &the Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • Was God just a spectator at the Crucifixion?

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  • Our tax, wage, & social benefit systems need urgent repair.

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  • In Chile and Peru, Pope Francis sharpens Gospel imperative of justice and fairness for all.

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  • 2018 – a year for confronting looming threats.

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The Yarra Institute

Pope Francis challenges economics, poverty, & globalisation. »

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Bruce Duncan. Pope Francis has been relentless in his critique, indeed denunciation, of abuses in the international economy which are responsible for the Global Financial Crisis and its continuing unresolved consequences, especially growing inequality which he sees in Italy and much of Europe, destabilising governments and encouraging extreme nationalist movements. He blames…

Jun 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Partially right: rejecting neoliberalism shouldn’t mean giving up on social liberalism. »

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Richard Holden UNSW, & Rosalind Dixon UNSW. Richard Denniss’s Quarterly Essay, Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next, is a thought-provoking call to arms against an array of perceived ills – economic rationalism, market forces, small government, tax cuts, incentives, even corporate sponsorship. Denniss provides a useful provocation for a much-needed…

Jun 29 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Israel-Palestine : vale the two-state solution. Where to now? »

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Peter Rodgers. With the two-state solution in the morgue, governments around the globe will need to consider anew the unpalatable realities of this long-running conflict. As millions around the globe contemplated New Year resolutions on 31 December 2017, Israel’s ruling Likud party came up with one of its own. Its Central Committee…

Jun 26 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Is it time for a Just Peace framework? SPC Forum with Caesar D’Mello. »

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SPC Forum Address 21 June 2018 A significant life-and-death concern we have had to grapple with over the centuries is that of war and peace, conflict and nonviolence. One doctrine that has evolved to provide moral guidance is the Just War doctrine. It accords with our instinctive belief, our traditional sense of…

Jun 29 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

SPC News July 2018. Can we preserve our social values, & still have a prosperous economy? »

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Download a .pdf of SPC News July 2018. Can we preserve our social values, & still have a prosperous economy? This issue of SPC News offers three views on inequality. John Menadue writes robustly that the class war is real and being waged by the rich. Rosalind Dixon responds to Richard Denniss,…

Jun 29 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

Why Europe shouldn’t follow Australia’s lead on asylum seekers. »

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Daniel Ghezelbash, Macquarie University Australia’s harsh asylum policies have been touted as a possible solution to Europe’s so-called refugee crisis. Politicians in the UK, France, Holland, Denmark,…

Apr 5 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Government policies globally and the torture of refugees. »

Government policies globally and the torture of refugees.

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Spencer Zifcak. Nils Melzer is the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment. Recently, he…

Apr 4 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Australia’s asylum seekers & the International Criminal Court. »

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Public forum.   Can Australia’s leaders be prosecuted for treatment of refugees & asylum seekers?   Thursday 7 December…

Dec 3 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Conscience – defend it or just ignore it? Take Manus Island, for instance. »

Conscience – defend it or just ignore it? Take Manus Island, for instance.

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Peter Whiting. This must surely seem an odd way to frame a commentary on conscience, but I am having…

Nov 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Stewardship of our planet

YTU COURSE. Action for a fair world: Pope Francis, inequality, and the SDGs. »

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Equity & Sustainability. Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Weekly lectures Second Semester 2018 Monday nights 6-9pm 30 July – 29 October…

Jun 1 2018 / No Comment / Read More »