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SPC News June 2016. Royal Commission needed on banking & financial services in Australia. »

SPC News June 2016. Royal Commission needed on banking & financial services in Australia.

01:35 pm | Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Royal Commission needed on banking & financial services in Australia Among key election issues is the state of…

Jun 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Events

Msgr Prof. Tomáš Halík on Healing alienation »

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02:58 pm | A dialogue about believing  in a time of disillusionment- with Prof. Frank Brennan SJ AO. Monday 11 July, 5.00–6.30pm…

Jun 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Housing Choices for Australia »

Roseanne Taggerty

12:00 pm | Rosanne Taggerty Tuesday 2 August 2016, 12-2.00 pm Supper Room, Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston St. Rosanne Taggerty is president…

Jun 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Living in Jerusalem: navigating conflicted spaces »

Bible&candle

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

Jun 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Housing all Australians: new financial models »

Michael Lennon

10:26 am | Radical new approaches are needed to house all Australians Wednesday 6 July 12:30. Michael Lennon Managing Director, Housing Choices…

Jun 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Church and Social Justice

  • Building a just peace.

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  • Victoria’s response to family violence. A view from the Salvation Army.

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  • Common ills & the common good.

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  • Sanctuary.

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  • Our mission: your social justice concerns.

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  • Pope Francis supports social revolution among the Zapatistas in Mexico.

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  • Nowhere to lay their heads: homeless in Melbourne.

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  • Francis takes his message personally to Africa.

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  • Pope Benedict on the environment.

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  • Towards an ecological conversion.

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  • Mr Abbott unveiled.

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  • Pope Francis: prioritising social justice.

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  • Review of Gerard Henderson’s ‘Santamaria: A Most Unusual Man’.

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  • Pope Francis in the USA: reshaping the global agenda.

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The Yarra Institute

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. On one side are the powerful free-market fundamentalists. They are the rich and powerful of the world, committed to wealth, consumerism, and materialism, the articulate voices for profit-driven growth. Their actions rape the…

Apr 10 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Royal Commission needed on banking & financial services in Australia. »

12:37 pm | Increasingly concerned about the extent of corporate misconduct, many informed voices have been calling for a royal commission into banking and financial services. There is too much misconduct to be explained by the action of rogue individuals. In many cases, the problem is systemic in some sectors of the financial industry, in the culture of…

Jun 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

An election campaign in Reconciliation Week? Amid silence on Indigenous affairs, here’s what must be done. »

01:14 pm | Jon Altman, Deakin University For the first time a federal election campaign is coinciding with National Reconciliation Week – May 27 to June 3. One hopes this coincidence might spark some serious policy focus on Indigenous affairs. So far, it has been notably absent during the early weeks of the long election campaign. No room…

Jun 3 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 June 2016. Royal Commission needed on banking & financial services in Australia. »

01:35 pm | Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Royal Commission needed on banking & financial services in Australia Among key election issues is the state of the economy, with very serious problems in finance and banking sectors warranting the close review which can only be brought by a royal…

Jun 3 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

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.  »

Turning up the heat: how the diplomatic push for 1.5℃ unfolded in Paris. 

11:34 am | Bill Hare Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research The inclusion of a 1.5℃ temperature limit in the new Paris climate agreement was…

Feb 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Breakthrough in Paris climate talks. »

Breakthrough in Paris climate talks.

10:38 am | Peter Whiting.  What a Christmas present! The UN Climate Change conference in Paris concluded with a 31-page global agreement on dealing with…

Dec 14 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
The Paris climate agreement at a glance. » Pope Benedict on the environment. » Towards an ecological conversion. » In search of a sustainable future: the Paris climate conference & the impact of Pope Francis. »

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 our aid to $3.8 billion, and as a…

May 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Indigenous Issues