Social Justice

February 26, 2017
The Crime of the Century

Globalised Capital and the Crime of the Century

The need to retain power and the desire to win at all costs has been a fight many of us have been watching, commenting on and engaged in to a […]
November 24, 2016
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Hatred and contempt on the rise in public debate!

The level of hatred and contempt being shown on social media and in the marketplace as public discourse is increasing both in volume and intensity.   Occasionally people share some of […]
November 12, 2016
Invisibility-Powerlessness and the Politics of Anger

Invisibility, Powerlessness and the Politics of Anger

Recent meetings with the Department for Immigration and Citizenship have highlighted its lack of interest in the impact of the current policies on individuals, families and communities. Any capacity to […]
October 20, 2016
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The answer to poverty is Justice!

As we come towards the end of Anti-Poverty Week, it is worth reflecting on some of the statistics shared this week about the extent of poverty in our community and […]
October 19, 2016
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The failure of imagination is ‘evil’!

The recent release of the Amnesty Report called “Island of Despair” combined with the Four Corners programme on the stories of children on Nauru – all 128 of them – […]
October 5, 2016
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Be the change you want to see in the world

Sunday, 2nd October was the International Day of Non-Violence, in honour of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. As I was looking at my Twitter feed I was struck how immediately after […]
February 20, 2016
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World Day of Social Justice – 20 February 2016

Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other; truth shall flourish out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven (Psalm 85:10-11). I […]
February 8, 2016
Rally for asylum seekers, including Australian born children to remain in Australia, at the High Court in Canberra on Wednesday 3 February 2016. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

When evil flourishes…

Our ability as human beings to inflict harm and injustice on others in the name of a greater good is both terrifying and horrifying. And to do so with certainty […]
November 6, 2015
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Poverty and Growth – Believing two contradictory facts at the same time!

There is an interesting conundrum facing us, created by our human capacity to believe in two contradictory facts at the same time.   And what do I mean by that statement? […]
February 21, 2015
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Is my God a ‘selfie’?

I have been reflecting on the preparations we do collectively, both as a community and individually, for our own journey towards Easter and Good Friday...
February 20, 2015
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WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE: Friday, 20th February 2015

In the recently published Australian Human Rights Commission Report, titled ‘The Forgotten Children’, it was found immigration detention is a ‘dangerous place for children’...
December 19, 2014
Christmas Reflection

A Reflection on ‘Inclusion’ on the occasion of Baptistcare’s annual Commissioning Service

In recent times I have been reflecting hard on Baptistcare’s role in the world, at this time, this place, this moment in history...