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An American Tragedy: the Crisis of Conscience by Saendra Nandan

03 Jun 2020  |  Author: Satendra Nandan  | Theme: Civil society and politics; Public theology and ethics

An article in the Fiji Sun on the recent killing of unarmed African American man George Floyd.
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Review: Leaning Into Spirit

06 May 2020  |  Author: Bishop Philip Huggins  | Theme: Public theology and ethics; Religions and dialogue

Review of Leaning into the Spirit: Ecumenical Perspectives on Decision-Making in the Church Editors: Virginia Miller, Bishop Stephen Pickard, Archbishop Emeritus Sir David Moxon. (Palgrave Macmillan 2019).
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How do we decide who gets the ventilators?

29 Apr 2020  |  Author: Genevieve Jacobs  | Theme: Public theology and ethics; Civil society and politics

When we discuss global pandemic history, it’s most often the Spanish Influenza. But victims of a much more recent pandemic say COVID-19 raises deeply rooted concerns about who receives treatment and on what basis.
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Global Coronavirus: Homeless Migrants

22 Apr 2020  |  Author: Satendra Nandan  | Theme: Public theology and ethics; Civil society and politics

Professor Nandan discusses the effect of the Coronavirus lockdown on temporary work visa holders in Australia and elsewhere.
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Bishop Stephen's sermon at service to commemorate opening of Parliamentary Year

06 Feb 2020  |  Author: Stephen Pickard  | Theme: Leadership and institutions; Civil society and politics

In early January, having been involved in evacuations on the south coast, finally back at home in Canberra, windows sealed in a vain attempt to keep the smoke from creeping through any crack, air purifier buzzing away, my youngest daughter, Miriam and I were talking about the events of the recent weeks. The heartache, loss, anger, bewilderment at the forces of nature. A cry goes up from the human heart about such things that overwhelm us. We seek a greater wisdom; a remedy and balm for our troubled and anxious spirits. Some may be drawn to pray, perhaps for the first time. What shall we pray? My daughter captured this move well: ‘I think about prayer as a kind of divine poetics. I can’t think of anything else that could possibly change the hearts and minds of people … This is why prayer is so necessary; it moves beyond the cerebral and into the actual human experience and our connection with God and the earth’.
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