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Offshoring refugees: lessons from Australia

12 Jan 2022  |  Author: Dr Douglas Hynd  | Theme: Civil society and politics; Leadership and institutions

The UK Government is reported to be wanting to move refugees and asylum seekers offshore. Following the Australian model apparently. So, do you want to know what the Australian model of offshore detention looks like?
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Forgiveness: A Study Guide

03 Dec 2021  |  Author: John Hendry, Philip Huggins, Hugh Kempster, Felicity McCallum  | Theme: Religions and dialogue; Public theology and ethics

This study guide on forgiveness aims to help individuals and small groups think, feel and pray about forgiveness. Personal stories of courage and faith always lift our hearts. The Holy Spirit has brought us in touch with wonderful people who have been working in the forgiving love of Jesus. They all support the timeliness of these studies now. We recognise together that stories such as these need mindful intention if the inspiration is to become our way of life. In a world full of tears, these studies aim to bring healing and new beginnings, in the grace of Jesus.
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Philip Huggins Inspired Faith Action and the Culture of UNCOP26

14 Oct 2021  |  Author: Bishop Philip Huggins  | Theme: Leadership and institutions; Religions and dialogue

Reflections by Bishop Philip Huggins for the Interfaith Liaison Committee Webinar. 1. Inspired faith action can ensure cultures are healthier in terms of inclusion; participation; respectful listening; transparency of information and process; warmth of relationships; a generous spirit open to learning from others; reconciled in our diversity and able to take delight in the gift of one another; grateful for the opportunity to be of service, each new day dawning.
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Review: How to Have an Enemy: Righteous Anger & the Work of Peace by Melissa Florer-Bixler,

14 Oct 2021  |  Author: Dr Peter Hooton  | Theme: Leadership and institutions; Public theology and ethics

Review of: How to Have an Enemy: Righteous Anger and the Work of Peace, by Melissa Florer-Bixler. At least in the English-speaking world, the Christian churches are undergoing a series of rolling internal conflicts over their responses to structural racism, white Christian nationalism, welcoming LBQTI people, and sexual abuse. Most of these are being managed very poorly, with perceived enemies within the church, let alone outside it, multiplying on every hand. Practicing enemy love within the church seems a good, indeed necessary (if largely neglected) response.
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The Simple Lesson from Mathatma Ghandi

07 Oct 2021  |  Author: Satendra Nandan  | Theme: Civil society and politics; Public theology and ethics

Gandhi set standards of conduct, personal and political, by which we continue to measure others in our complex COVID-infected, climate-challenged universe.
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