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08 November 2018 |
For the past almost 60 years, West Papuans have been subject to bashings, torture, murder, economic hardship, social marginalisation and cultural deprivation at the hands of the Indonesian military. The original inhabitants of the western half of the second largest island in the world are fighting for their lives.
09 October 2018 |
Australia’s drought situation has become extreme and life-threatening in the 230 years since European settlement destroyed Aboriginal pasture lands. Summers on the continent have grown increasingly hot and dry with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology report for the year so far saying the weather has been “exceptionally dry over the mainland southeast, with significant rainfall deficiencies continuing to affect large areas of eastern Australia
18 September 2018 |
Perhaps the timing of the Pacific Islands Forum was difficult for Australia’s new leadership and prime minister Scott Morrison sent new foreign minister Marise Payne to represent him. But this robbed the Pacific leaders of an opportunity to call out Morrison on what they see as the Australian government’s lack of commitment to emissions reductions as their nations start to disappear under rising oceans.
Pacific Island leaders want justice from Australia (and New Zealand) in a concrete commitment to cut carbon emissions.
29 June 2018 |
Exploring faith and justice issues across Australia and around the world this month.
05 June 2018 |
The environment is more in jeopardy than first thought - a new report out of China suggests the Paris Agreement's 2°C increase in the earth's temperature on pre-industrial levels will soon be swamped with projections it will rise to double this figure before the end of the 21st century.
09 May 2018 |
May kicks off with International Workers’ Day on the feast of St Joseph the Worker, an important anniversary in Catholic Social Teaching which started with Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum in 1891 on the condition of the working classes.
31 March 2018 |
Two stories of indigenous life on either side of the Tasman show how institutional racism works to maintain oppression, something Pope Francis rails against in Laudato Si’. The 2015 encyclical does not use the word “racism” but it is implied, as Sr Karen Donahue suggests, in the Pope’s critique of the neo-liberal economic system which fails to take account of its impact on humanity and the environment. See for example, LS #56.
30 March 2018 |
The hard-fought agreement between Australia and Timor-Leste over proceeds from the Greater Sunrise oil and gas field is a tribute to the tenacity of our tiny neighbour. Talks over how to share the $50 billion field have been going on since 2004.
26 March 2018 |
With Faith Doing Justice we seek to present articles that best illuminate the charism of the Society of Jesus, “a faith that does justice”. We look for current articles on a range of websites that best illustrate the principles of Catholic social teaching in everyday life
26 March 2018 |
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