Volume 5 Number 1
Increasing demonstrations in Israel indicate the growing desperation of people to find a way for peace in this region. However, despite the efforts of peacemakers and activists there are groups on both sides who refuse to acknowledge the right for the other side to exist. More than 1500 Palestinians and 400 Israelis have died since September 2000 and many more have been injured, the vast majority on both sides being civilians. One thing is certain: violence will not resolve the issue. Ultimately the peace and security of each state depends on achieving peace and security for both states.
Globalisation has become one of the buzzwords of the last decade. Yet there continues to be considerable uncertainty over what globalisation is, how it works and what it means in the future for all of us.
Volume 4 Number 1
Australia is coming under criticism for its treatment of those who come to our shores fleeing percecution overseas. Are we welcoming the vulnerable?
Edmund Rice Retreat and Conference Centre, Mulgoa - 8 April 2018
Most Sunday mornings I listen to Ockham’s Razor on ABC Radio National. The razor here has to do with shaving – not beards but the superfluous from logic and design. William of Ockham, the 14th century Franciscan, held that to explain things was to ‘Keep it simple.’ Though religion can be obsessed with obfuscation rather than simplification, Jesus condenses religious observance down to one commandment: ‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you’.Read more