Blog

August 7, 2014
Villawood Immigration Detention Centre

Asylum seekers and our national shame

Australia has become the subject of incredulity, pity and concern in its current treatment of asylum seekers and refugees and its total rejection of human rights and any claim to […]
August 13, 2014
Greed and Corruption

Greed, corruption and violence breeds ignorance, slavery and death

Greed and corruption come together when there is an environment that accepts and encourages the belief that ever-increasing consumption and wealth is the only way to measure success and happiness […]
August 18, 2014
Centrelink

Death By Welfare

David Clapson was actively searching for work when he died alone at the age of 59, in a flat in Stevenage, UK on the 20th July 2013.   The fact he […]
September 10, 2014
Invisible Poverty

Invisible Poverty

The deliberate decision by the current Federal Government to entrench, protect and privilege the wealth and power of the rich has ensured a consequential and intentionally deliberate increase in poverty […]
October 20, 2014
A Just War or Just Peacemaking

A Just War or Just Peacemaking – Humanity needs to weep

“Humanity needs to weep and this is the time to weep” said Pope Francis recently, when visiting Italy’s largest war memorial, in Redipuglia, with over 100,000 soldiers buried from the […]
December 1, 2014
No Human Being Is Illegal

Being Disturbers of the Peace

Martin Luther King talked about the need to raise the level of discomfort among people when injustice is being perpetrated to the point where the discomfort is so acute, people, […]
December 6, 2014
Asylum Seeker Protest

Australian Government plumbs new depths of inhumanity in its treatment of asylum seekers

The Australian Churches’ Refugee Taskforce stated on the 5th December that ‘the crossbenchers in the Australian Federal Parliament’s Senate voted through one of the most regressive pieces of refugee legislation […]
December 7, 2014
Faith Leaders Pledge to End Modern-Day Slavery

World Faith Leaders voice their opposition to human slavery as a crime against humanity!

On Tuesday, 2nd December 2014 something quite amazing took place in Rome. The Religious Leaders around the world signed a Joint Religious Leaders Declaration against Modern Slavery. This global-wide commitment […]
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...