22 November 2018
The Australian Jesuits

  • Feature Article

    West Papua's fight for independence

    Cecily McNeill |  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.
  • Feature Article

    Dark moments in Australian agriculture

    Cecily McNeill |  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 Meteorologyreportfor 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
  • Feature Article

    Pacific leaders call for justice over warming

    Cecily McNeill |  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.
  • Feature Article

    The environment most vulnerable as globe warms

    Cecily McNeill |  The environment is more in jeopardy than first thought - a new report out of China suggests the Paris Agreement's 2°C increase inthe 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.
  • Feature Article

    Editorial: recalling Rerum Novarum on work

    Cecily McNeill |  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.
  • Feature Article

    Scathing critique of neoliberal capitalism

    Cecily McNeill |  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.

West Papua's fight for independence

Cecily McNeill | 09 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.

Dark moments in Australian agriculture

Cecily McNeill | 10 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 

  • The environment most vulnerable as globe warms

    Cecily McNeill | 06 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.  

  • Editorial: recalling Rerum Novarum on work

    Cecily McNeill | 10 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.

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