Human Rights

October 18, 2019

Sorrow at the Cruelty and Unkindness of Privilege and Entitlement used against the LGBTI Community

I spoke recently in a sermon about the wilful and terrifying nature of blatant, unchecked privilege and entitlement; how fiercely and instinctively we defend what is ours, rationalising and determinedly […]
February 26, 2017

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

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

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 19, 2016

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

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 […]
September 30, 2016

Resisting Temptation To Do Evil

“The holes of oblivion do not exist. Nothing human is that perfect and there are simply too many people in the world to make oblivion possible.” Thus wrote Hannah Arendt […]
August 30, 2016

Tyranny and Injustice in Australia

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants: it is the creed of slaves. William Pitt, Speech to the House of Commons, […]
August 25, 2016

Unimaginable Cruelty and Blindness by Governments towards Asylum Seekers and Refugees – It’s time to stop!

The unimaginable cruelty and deliberate blindness of our governments in recent years to the conditions being faced by asylum seekers and refugees kept in offshore detention is vindictive and amounts […]
March 8, 2016

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day where we take the opportunity to celebrate the contribution women make in all walks of life and in all aspects of our social, cultural, economic, […]
February 20, 2016

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

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 […]