Month: October 2018

  • What I Have Lived For – Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

    Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872–1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. He won the Nobel prize for literature for his History of Western Philosophy and was the co-author of Principia Mathematica. Reproduced below is the Prologue to Bertrand Russell’s Autobiography ‘What […]

  • Pax Christi Australia (NSW) Convenor’s Report

    The October Report includes news on the following: Launch of Social Justice Statement at Cathedral Hall in Parramatta on 6 September with links to addresses by Bishop Vincent Long, Jack De Groot and Netty Horton; MSC Conference: Orientation Day for Delegates (11 September) followed by Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Conference comprising three days (12, 13 and 14 September); Attendance […]

  • Fair Treatment Campaign launched in Sydney with Sir Richard Branson

    The Fair Treatment Campaign, a church-led coalition that is lobbying the NSW government to decriminalise drugs, was launched at a Sydney Town Hall event on 12 October 2018. The keynote speaker at the launch was Sir Richard Branson who has been a long term advocate for ending the war on drugs. The campaign is backed by 60 organisations, […]

  • No Friend But The Mountains

    When John Minns asked me to help launch No Friend But The Mountains in Canberra I was honoured, because I was aware of Behrouz Boochani’s journalistic work in The Saturday Paper. Now that I have read the book I am humiliated. This work is a searing judgement on the nation of Australia. It strips away […]