Alternatives to Australia’s security narrative

The theme for the second day of Raising Peace’s ANZAC weekend (Sunday April 24) is Alternatives to Australia’s security narrative”. Mainstream discussion of the nation’s security is usually limited to talking about defence and the best ways of ‘defending’ Australia, militarily. The most recent manifestation of this approach to security has been the announcement of the AUKUS pact in September…

First Nations experience and perspectives on peace and conflict in Australia

April 23 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm First Nations experience and perspectives on peace and conflict in Australia As we start our long weekend of looking for alternatives to Australia’s increased militarisation to achieve security for all, we start with listening to First Nations perspectives, taking in the Frontier Wars, Aboriginal Diggers and the importance of the Uluru Statement from…

THE UKRAINE CRISIS_ LOOKING BACKWARD LOOKING AHEAD

Pax Christi Victoria   A Christian movement working for peace and justice  Invites you to a special online event  The Ukraine Crisis      Looking back, looking ahead The tragic events in Ukraine are a salutary reminder of the precarious state of our world, and of the continuing risk of nuclear war. How did we get into this mess? Are we heading…

WATER OVER WAR

Water Is Life: A Webinar on Choosing Water Over War. With former Philippines Congressman Walden Bello, Sung-hee Choi, Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer, Shinako Oyakawa, and Guahan Senator Sabina Perez. Moderated by Koohan Paik-Mander. This free, public webinar will present the voices of those choosing water over war in Hawaii, Philippines, Jeju Korea, Okinawa, and Guahan. The timing will be February 19,…

The Grail _ invites you to explore Statement of the Heart

Pax Christi friends Belated Greetings for a forward looking, creative and positive 2022 with accelerated action on care for creation, our common home, and care for one another especially the poor and marginalised. I’m forwarding an invitation from The Grail to join this Feb 26th zoom day for participants to explore the Statement from the Heart which ‘Invites all Australians to…

REGIONAL MEL SESSION – THAILAND: INTERFAITH PEACEBUILDING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN CLOSING CIVIC SPACES

This  workshop will organize around one overarching question: How might we better harness the influence of religious actors and safeguard their work to achieve broader peacebuilding and human rights objectives? We will explore two specific aspects of this issue through the stories of peacebuilding practitioners, and then ask participants to dialogue around their own experiences and brainstorm solutions. Date and…

#ChangeTheHeart

Dear Friends You are invited by one of Australia’s most senior Aboriginal Christian Leaders, Aunty Jean Phillips, to gather together to pray in unison on the evening before January 26. During a moment of national significance, answer the call to prayer to #ChangeTheHeart of this nation. While there are mixed feelings across the country around January 26, we as Christians…