Discrimination

April 1, 2014

How Discriminatory are the Awards and Honours We Give Ourselves?

The debate about Tony Abbott’s decision to reintroduce a new class of awards into the Honours list has evoked much humour and some of the best quotes of the week […]
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, […]
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 18, 2017

A Banquet For the Poor

I have, hanging on the wall of my study, a photograph given to me by my sons, of the time I was arrested nearly three years ago. A large policeman […]
December 28, 2017

Women and Justice in Leadership

I have been reflecting on the extraordinary and unexpectedly comprehensive understanding that has emerged from the universally shared experience of women from around the world following on from a third Leadership […]
January 8, 2018

The One Who Calls

Turning away from God and choosing instead to move purposefully, towards the ‘One Who Calls’ is a sign of these times.  The deep despair of women who find ‘the Church’ […]
June 13, 2020

No Justice No Peace

I have been continuing to read this week about the Black Lives Matter movement, trying to understand what is happening, to see what I can do as I hear the […]
July 18, 2020

Shining a Light into our Darkness

A few years ago I was driving home late one night listening to the radio after attending a function in Perth.  The host was speaking to a man working in […]