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SPC News February 2018. 2018 – a year for confronting looming threats. »

SPC News February 2018. 2018 – a year for confronting looming threats.

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Download a .pdf of SPC News. 2018 – a year for confronting looming threats Alarm bells about threats to human wellbeing have been ringing furiously for some decades, though many…

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Events

Rev Glenn Loughrey, Sovereignty and Treaty: it’s in our bodies »

09:32 pm |

Sunday 25 February, 3.00 t0 5.00pm Ewing Memorial Centre, Uniting Church, cnr Burke Rd and Coppin…

Feb 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Dr Allan Patience on The Future of Australian Foreign Policy. »

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Dr Allan Patience. Prominent writer on international affairs Will speak on Wednesday 14 March 7:30-9pm Yarra Theological…

Feb 8 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Professor Muhammad Yunus to launch his book, A World of Three Zeroes. »

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You are invited to the book launch on Monday 19 March, 5.00-6.00pm at The Windsor Hotel,…

Feb 7 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Catholic Social Services Conference 2018: Hearing, Healing, Hope. »

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National Catholic Social Services Conference 2018. Hearing, Healing, Hope Wednesday 21 February Thursday 22 and Friday…

Dec 9 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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  5. SPC News February 2018. 2018 – a year for confronting looming threats.
  6. Hunger in the lucky country. Charities step in where government fails.
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  1. Joan Seymour: I’ve thought for years that the Church should examine its own conscience – about its...
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  3. Kevin Vaughan: The Seaford Housing Action Coalition, SHAC, of which I am a member has for the past 12 months hosted a...
  4. Audra Kunciunas: Hi John, The pressure on reducing wages as the solution only points out the need for businesses to...
  5. Audra Kunciunas: Hi Peter, This reminds me of a radio program I listened to yesterday on ABC RN: one refugee brother...

Church and Social Justice

  • 2018 – a year for confronting looming threats.

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  • What would Jesus make of our Christmas?

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  • Editorial: Wiring social justice into the economy.

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  • Did Pope Francis succeed in Myanmar?

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  • Francis’s World  Day of the Poor. “The poor are our passports to paradise”.

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

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  • Be ‘fair dinkum’ about encountering the poor: Pope Francis institutes new World Day of the Poor.

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  • Frank Brennan SJ : 110th anniversary of Harvester Decision.

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  • Pope Francis under attack.

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  • Cool the rhetoric on North Korea.

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  • Bishops challenge growing inequality & exclusion in Australia.

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  • Michael Yore: Can we adjust our moral compass so economics truly enhances wellbeing for everyone?

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  • Towards an Economy of Communion. Lawrence Chong, Consulus CEO.

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  • Increasing calls for self-determination for West Papua.

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The Yarra Institute

Hunger in the lucky country. Charities step in where government fails. »

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Carol Richards. Queensland University of Technology The non-profit organisation Foodbank released its report Fighting Hunger in Australia this month. Like earlier research it reported that around 15% of Australians experienced food insecurity – an extraordinary figure given up to 40% of edible, but cosmetically imperfect, food is discarded before it reaches the…

Feb 1 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Professor Muhammad Yunus to launch his book, A World of Three Zeroes. »

08:35 pm |

You are invited to the book launch on Monday 19 March, 5.00-6.00pm at The Windsor Hotel, Bourke Room, 111 Spring St., Melbourne.   Professor Muhammad Yunus is a pioneering economist who invented microcredit, founded Grameen Bank, and earned a Nobel Prize for his work towards alleviating poverty.   In  A World of…

Feb 7 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

War on the cheap. »

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Alison Broinowski. It’s unlikely that the Army will commission a further report following Albert Palazzo’s account of the ADF’s operations in Iraq. We have years to wait for Professor Craig Stocking’s official history. What Australia urgently needs is a full independent inquiry into our wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. Nearly a…

Jan 27 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

How will the North Korean Crisis be resolved? »

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Bill Frilay. I use that heading, because I do not know the answer, and wish world leaders did. All I know is that the likelihood of using nuclear weapons is greater than at any time since the 1962 Cuban crisis. We have Kim Jong Un, belligerent, young, but not to be underestimated.…

Nov 10 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

SPC News February 2018. 2018 – a year for confronting looming threats. »

12:52 pm |

Download a .pdf of SPC News. 2018 – a year for confronting looming threats Alarm bells about threats to human wellbeing have been ringing furiously for some decades, though many are deaf to them, or refuse to hear them. But a growing chorus of voices around the world is demanding these warnings…

Feb 1 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

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 6-8pm RMIT University City Campus 445 Swanston Street…

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 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Russell Broadbent launches critique of Australian refugee policies. »

Russell Broadbent launches critique of Australian refugee policies.

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Australia faces a T-intersection: time to resolve our refugee crisis. Bruce Duncan Liberal member for McMillan in Gippsland, Russell…

Oct 9 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia & Asylum Seekers, by Tony Ward. »

Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia & Asylum Seekers, by Tony Ward.

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Reviewed by Tony French If, like me, you want to put the current ‘refugee crisis’ into some kind of…

Oct 3 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Stewardship of our planet

Hunger in the lucky country. Charities step in where government fails. »

Hunger in the lucky country. Charities step in where government fails.

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Carol Richards. Queensland University of Technology The non-profit organisation Foodbank released its report Fighting Hunger in Australia this month.…

Feb 1 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Australia’s 2017 carbon emission projections – yet more spin & red herrings from the Australian government. »

Australia’s 2017 carbon emission projections – yet more spin & red herrings from the Australian government.

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Peter Sainsbury. Despite Australia committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% before 2030, compared to 2005, the Australian…

Jan 27 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

The triple target for electricity supply: cutting emissions, curbing price, ensuring supply. »

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Bill Frilay. If ever there were an industry at an inflexion point, it is our electricity supply industry. In…

Nov 28 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
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Yarra Flats Melbourne. Freeway link & ecological network. »

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Geoff Lacey. A clash of values Towards the end of 2017, the Victorian Government put forward a proposal to build a North-East Link Freeway. Their preferred route…

Feb 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More »