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).
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.
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.
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’.
19 Dec 2019 | Author: James Haire | Theme: The Arts, Sciences and Culture; Religions and dialogue
Not only is Ken Crispin a most distinguished jurist, Queen’s Counsel, advocate, judge, doctor of philosophy, author and polymath, he is also a truly renaissance man, and this is a remarkable book. Let me tell you why.