Articles

April 17, 2017

Fear and Greed in a World Without Hope

In a world full of fear and greed, it is easy to lose hope.   There is something comprehensively pernicious about the apparent ease with which our worldview in the last […]
April 2, 2017

Reflections on Cheap Grace and Losing Hope

I have been reflecting on our ability to find excuses for poor behaviour and inexcusable excesses. The comprehensive loss of respect for the sacredness of human life and the endless […]
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 20, 2016

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

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 14, 2016

Sexism, Misogyny and Grief

There is something deeply disturbing about the recent discussions of sexism, misogyny, and the claims and counter claims of sexual abuse in this country and overseas. The absolute hatred, disrespect […]
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 […]