Tag: Justice

The sin of inequality
(November 30, 2023)

Inequality of income and opportunity is the cause of many evils in the world, yet we western Christians find it hard to avoid it. What should we do?

First Nations: how did we get to here?
(August 28, 2023)

My previous post (Is God woke?) led to me being asked some questions about First Nations people in Australia, and whether they deserve any special consideration by Government or white people generally. I think we can only understand, and respond to, the present situation if we have considered the history of First Nations peoples and […]

Christianity, colonialism and capitalism
(November 23, 2021)

I used to be a decent, conservative boy. But in my old age, it seems I have been radicalised. I think you can blame Jesus for that. When you’re young you accept what you’re told (sometimes) Growing up in postwar Australia, the world seemed pretty secure and mum and dad taught us what was right. […]

Was Jesus a socialist?
(July 29, 2020)

Some christians are accusing others of being socialists, as if that’s bad. But is it? Are Jesus’ teachings socialist?

Save a life without leaving home
(May 3, 2020)

Monthly challenge May challenge: 4 men facing death sentence Amnesty International reports: “Four journalists in Yemen have been sentenced to death on trumped up charges following grossly unfair trials. The absurd charges against Akram, Abdelkhaleq, Hareth and Tawfiq  include “creating several websites on the internet and social media.”  They have been detained, alongside six other […]

Help end child labour in the chocolate industry
(April 3, 2020)

Child labour and underpaid farmers are common in the chocolate industry. Chocolate companies promise to do better, so let’s encourage them to do so!

Amid the gloom, much good news
(February 8, 2020)

Monthly challenge – supporting the Sustainable Development Goals

Take real steps to support poor workers in the clothing industry
(December 8, 2019)

Monthly challenge December challenge It should be no news to anyone that the clothing industry has a sad history of paying meagre wages and offering unhealthy working conditions to workers in poor countries, all to reduce the price of the clothing in richer countries by a few cents. Not so long ago, it was estimated […]

Signs of the times 2
(September 24, 2019)

Clever signs at the Global Climate Strike in Sydney.

Black Stump – so much to do, so much to learn
(October 8, 2013)

Black Stump is a christian music and arts festival that has been held near Sydney for the past 25 or so years. I have just come back from my 15th Stump, and it was one of the best ever.