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REFLECTION BY THE CO-PRESIDENTS OF PAX CHRISTI NTERNATIONAL ON POPE FRANCIS 53rd WORLD DAY OF PEACE MESSAGE 1 JANUARY 2020

Pope Francis’ 52nd World Day of Peace message in the year 2019, invited us to reflect on the theme “Good politics is at the service of peace”. The Pope’s message was that politics, though essential to building human communities and institutions, can become a means of oppression, marginalization and even destruction when political life is not seen as a form…

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The white system gets in the way of our law – and now we are scared of our sons being shot

As mothers and grandmothers, our spirits are crying. We want to meet with the NT commissioner of police Theresa Alice and Amelia Turner The Guardian November 20, 2019 Quentin Walker Jurrah protests in front of the Alice Springs police headquarters over the death of his grandson.Photograph: Rhett Hammerton The death of Mr Walker affects everyone. This could have been any…

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Rally at Electro Optic Systems Head Office, Elizabeth Street, Sydney August 8, 2019

This rally takes place every second Thursday of the month in opposition to their support for Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates in the war on Yemen. Notes from Fr Claude Mostowik's speech: In the eyes of some war making is sacrosanct. Pope Francis: Countries that sell arms have no right to talk about peace. In April he said that…

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No ! to US Missiles in Australia !Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6th August 2019 No ! to joining the U.S. in a battle with China ! “The suggestion that the Northern Territory should be host to American intermediate-range missiles, floated by U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, at the recent AUSMIN conference in Sydney must be immediately and totally…

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New education pack on peacebuilding in Palestine and Israel

26 June 2019 Quakers in Britain are launching a new education pack to help young people learn about the impact of conflict and stories of peace-building in Palestine and Israel. Building peace the world needs. (Photo: Michael Preston) Aimed for use with 14 to18-year-olds, Razor Wire & Olive Branches draws on eyewitness accounts of human rights monitors, known as ecumenical accompaniers, to…

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EARTH & PEACE CONFERENCE THE CONVERSATION CONTINUES

EARTH@PEACE CONFERENCE The two day Earth@Peace Conference  took place in Melbourne just before Anzac Day this year. The Conference is part of a year long, multi-faceted project addressing the most critical issues of our time. The aim is to foster a national dialogue on a just and ecologically sustainable peace and its implications for Australia. The entire proceedings of the Earth@Peace Conference:…

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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 reaches of several major Australian…

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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 the Referendum Council, has just…

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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 been placed into a pot…

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