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A Reflection for I 4give Week by Bishop Philip Huggins

01 Feb 2023  |  Author: Bishop Philip Huggins  | Theme: Public theology and ethics; Civil society and politics

Towards a more forgiving and giving culture in which everyone feels safe and hopeful, including as they worship
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Wisdom for the good as regards 26 January and an 'Australia Day' - Bishop Philip Huggins

24 Jan 2023  |  Author: Bishop Philip Huggins  | Theme: Civil society and politics;

Late last year multi faith leaders in Victoria held a dinner which focused on how we can better support the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the Yoorrook Justice Commission. The clear consensus unifying us was and is that the Uluru Statement from the Heart is a most generous invitation to all Australians to walk with First Nations people into a better future.
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Robo-debt: ideology and moral failure in public administration

20 Jan 2023  |  Author: Dr Doug Hynd  | Theme: Civil society and politics; Public theology and ethics

Robodept was known to be illegal by the public service from the time it was first proposed yet it was approved by Cabinet and run by the Department of Human Services (DHS) for nearly five years before a court case brought it to a screaming halt. The Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme is about halfway through a very forensic exploration into this public policy disgrace. It seems a good time to look what we have learnt as to why Robodebt got beyond being a public service brain dump to a policy that damaged where it did not destroy the lives of vulnerable Australians.
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True love never coerces: a meditation for Christmas 2022

22 Dec 2022  |  Author: Bishop Philip Huggins  | Theme: The Arts, Sciences and Culture; Religions and dialogue

The essential message of the Nativity scene is that the Creator of all that is offers us a true love that never coerces. With this comes ‘the peace of God which passes all understanding’. Offering this love, God chooses to come amongst us in the vulnerable and humble manner of a baby in a manger.
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A Succinct Statement of Spiritual Principles for “Returning to Mt.Sinai.” During UNCOP 27 November 8-13 2022

03 Nov 2022  |  Author: Bishop Philip Hugginss  | Theme: Public theology and ethics; Leadership and institutions

The Elijah Interfaith Institute: A Succinct Statement of Spiritual Principles for “Returning to Mt.Sinai.” During UNCOP 27 November 8-13 2022
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