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SPC News February 2019. Australia Day & our ‘culture wars’. »

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Australia Day & our ‘culture wars’ Peter Whiting Whatever your view, whether you hold firmly to the idea that Australia Day should continue to be held on 26 January, or…

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Events

SPC Forum. Increasing resistance to Church & social justice movements in the Philippines. »

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With Sr Pat Fox. Tuesday 5 March 7:30-9pmYarra Theological Union Study Centre34 Bedford Street Box HillLight…

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An ecumenical response to Laudato Si’. »

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Prominent experts discuss the burning issues of climate change & inequality, raised by Pope Francis’ Laudato…

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Earth@Peace. How to secure ‘just & ecologically sustainable peace’. »

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23-24 April 2019 9am-5:30pm, and from 7.30pm. Pilgrim Theological College Melbourne29 College Crescent Parkville Melbourne $100 per…

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Francis – a voice crying out: becoming a humble, listening, & learning Church. »

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A seminar with Dr Austen Ivereigh, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez, and local theologians and bishops. Friday 22…

Dec 24 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

MOST RECENT

  1. SPC Forum. Increasing resistance to Church & social justice movements in the Philippines.
  2. SPC News February 2019. Australia Day & our ‘culture wars’.
  3. An ecumenical response to Laudato Si’.
  4. Earth@Peace. How to secure ‘just & ecologically sustainable peace’.
  5. What has Captain Cook ever done for us?
  6. Fabulous launch of ‘An Enabling Life. Fr Kevin Mogg’.
  7. Faith demands action for justice & for the planet: Pope Francis in Panama.
  8. Australia Day & our ‘culture wars’.
  1. Jacqui Remond: Dear Bruce, I also wrote a letter to the editor of the Australian and as far as I know my letter was...
  2. Mary O'Shannassy: Sherry such a special reflection that you have shared with us. Educative and a great reminder for...
  3. lucy van kessel: Thanks for this beautiful reflection on Aboriginal spirituality. It is inspiring and encouraging.
  4. Matthew Colloff: Beautiful writing Geoff – how close we can still be to the landscape, even in the heart of the...
  5. Gail Pritchard 22/3/18: I appreciate your writing Geoff and the great love you have for the exquisite wildlife that...

Church and Social Justice

  • An ecumenical response to Laudato Si’.

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  • Earth@Peace. How to secure ‘just & ecologically sustainable peace’.

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  • Fabulous launch of ‘An Enabling Life. Fr Kevin Mogg’.

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  • Faith demands action for justice & for the planet: Pope Francis in Panama.

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  • Francis – a voice crying out: becoming a humble, listening, & learning Church.

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  • Austen Ivereigh on Pope Francis.

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  • Light from the laity – the 2020 Plenary Council.

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  • Why are hundreds of thousands of Australian children struggling in poverty, even with a parent working full-time?

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  • Can religions help avert wars provoked by climate change?

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  • A place to call home: Catholic bishops call for urgent action.

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  • An enabling life: Father Kevin Mogg. A collection of reminiscences by Anne Tuohey.

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  • Wilful ignorance about the threat of climate change.

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  • Voices for justice. A program for aid advocates.

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  • What Aboriginal Catholics & other Christians offer the future of this land.

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The Yarra Institute

Faith demands action for justice & for the planet: Pope Francis in Panama. »

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Bruce Duncan. In Panama for World Youth Day, Pope Francis drove home his message that faith in Christ demands engaging in the struggle for justice, peace, ecological sustainability, and social equity. His visit to Panama 23-27 January 2019 was short, but he was determined to help mobilise the social conscience of Latin…

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Here’s how a 100% renewable energy future can create jobs & even save the gas industry. »

07:12 pm |

Sven Teske University of Technology Sydney. The world can limit global warming to 1.5℃ and move to 100% renewable energy while still preserving a role for the gas industry, and without relying on technological fixes such as carbon capture and storage, according to our new analysis. The One Earth Climate Model –…

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What has Captain Cook ever done for us? »

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Ian Robinson. The Prime Minister is intent on making a big fuss about James Cook. He is even promoting, at great expense, a circumnavigation of the continent by a replica of Cook’s ship Endeavour. This is an insult to Matthew Flinders, who actually did circumnavigate the continent, who made a much greater…

Feb 7 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

What can Australia do to help build a world at peace with itself? »

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Allan Patience. Within this question is an assumption (which is all too plausible) that Australia has done – and still does – very little to contribute to the making of a world that can live at peace with itself. The grim truth is that for most of the history of European intervention…

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SPC News February 2019. Australia Day & our ‘culture wars’. »

04:20 pm |

Australia Day & our ‘culture wars’ Peter Whiting Whatever your view, whether you hold firmly to the idea that Australia Day should continue to be held on 26 January, or whether some other day is preferred, there is a need soberly and openly to discuss at a national level the fact that…

Feb 11 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

Australia Day reminds us that we can overcome the fear of foreigners & ‘boats’. »

03:28 pm |

John Menadue. The Australia of today is vastly different from the Australia of my childhood. With its widespread racism and sectarianism, it was socially suffocating. For those…

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Why Europe shouldn’t follow Australia’s lead on 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…

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 »

Stewardship of our planet

Earth@Peace. How to secure ‘just & ecologically sustainable peace’. »

09:33 am |

23-24 April 2019 9am-5:30pm, and from 7.30pm. Pilgrim Theological College Melbourne29 College Crescent Parkville Melbourne $100 per day, $70 concession/student,…

Feb 11 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Here’s how a 100% renewable energy future can create jobs & even save the gas industry. »

07:12 pm |

Sven Teske University of Technology Sydney. The world can limit global warming to 1.5℃ and move to 100% renewable…

Feb 4 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Austen Ivereigh on Pope Francis. »

04:58 pm |

Prominent UK author Dr Austen Ivereigh. Close & concrete: Pope Francis evangelising in a world of flux’. Tuesday 21…

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Climate change: “the most important issue we face”. » IPCC’s 1.5 degrees C report makes Paris Agreement redundant. » The science is clear: we have to start creating our low-carbon future today. » New UN report outlines ‘urgent, transformational’ change needed to hold global warming to 1.5°C. »

An ecumenical response to Laudato Si’. »

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Prominent experts discuss the burning issues of climate change & inequality, raised by Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’. Friday 8 March 5.30pm to Sunday 10 March 2019 2pm.St…

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