Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Teach your children to rebel, Teach your children to doubt

    At school, Bruce Pascoe was taught Aboriginal people were backward wanderers. Today, the Dark Emu author argues for curiosity and doubt Bruce Pascoe The Guardian 2 June 2, 2019 ‘We, the quiet people, need to rebel’: Bruce Pascoe. Photograph: Vicky Shukuroglou A million fish died in our rivers last summer because billionaires dammed the upper […]

  • Three minutes captured 60,000 years of connection

    Dean Parkin Sydney Morning Herald May 27, 2019 The tension is rippling through the room; you can almost see it shimmer as more than 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples pause for a heavy, silent moment. Professor Megan Davis, an indomitable Cobble Cobble woman, pro-vice chancellor at the University of NSW and member of […]

  • Nuclear age: Humanity is flirting with extinction

      The most stunning and frightening truth about the nuclear age is this: Nuclear weapons are capable of destroying civilization and most complex life on the planet, yet next to nothing is being done about it. Humanity is flirting with extinction and is experiencing the “frog’s malaise.” It is as though the human species has […]

  • Truth-telling: 80% say past injustices against Indigenous people should be recognised

    A biennial report shows attitudes shifting in support of key aims of the reconciliation movement Ben Smee The Guardian February 11, 2019 Four out of five survey respondents supported a formal truth-telling process to acknowledge past injustices against First Nations people. Photograph: Glenn Hunt/EPA An overwhelming majority of Australians support a formal ‘truth telling’ process […]

  • Pope Francis welcomes 2019 with World Day of Peace message

    “Bringing peace is central to the mission of Christ’s disciples. That peace is offered to all those men and women who long for peace amid the tragedies and violence that mark human history,” stated Pope Francis at the beginning of the message.  Read More here

  • The Motives For Meaningful Peace Work

    By Fr. Paul Lansu Senior Policy Advisor, Pax Christi International Catholic social teaching provides a critical framework from where to search values and norms and to contribute to justice, peace and care for the creation. The social ideas of the Church,[1] which have developed over decades, offer an almost inexhaustible richness of points of reference for […]

  • ‘My body is here in Australia but my heart is still there in the Philippines.’ Sr Patricia Fox

    Written by Fr Claude Mostowik msc On December 1, 2018, St Mary’s Catholic Parish, Erskineville, hosted a visit by a very unassuming Sr Patricia Fox and (Sister of Sion). This event was organised by Action for Peace and Development in the Philippines and Migrante NSW. More than 40 people attended made up of religious people, […]

  • Raising the West Papuan Flag

    Last Friday, for the hopes of the Indigenous West Papuan people, its flag, with the Morning Star, was raised at Leichhardt Town Hall, and flew all the weekend. In West Papua this is a dangerous activity, unlike raising the Australian flag or even the Aboriginal one, here in Australia. More than 300 West Papuans were […]

  • Pax Christi Australia (NSW) Convenor’s Report November 2018

    NSW Convenor’s Report November 2018 Pax Christi Australia endorsed the international Statement NO International Fleet Review at the Jeju Naval Base which protests any further re-militarisation of Jeju Island named ‘The Island of Peace’. Former President President of Kiribati, Anote Tone spoke at  the Good Samaritan Congregational Centre, Glebe: Rising Seas: Climate Change in the Pacific, Fr […]

  • Pax Christi Australia (VIC) Convenor’s Report AGM, November 2018

    Rev Harry Kerr Convenor of Pax Christi reports to Pax Christi Victoria members at AGM being held on 18 November 2018. The work of Pax Christi VIC continues strongly promoting peace communities through the development of themes and moveable Agapes with members of the Pax Christi community in Victoria. Continue to read about all of […]

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