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A summary of arguments for traditional marriage

21 July 2015

With the upcoming Federal issue of “same sex marriage” you might be interested in this summary of arguments for traditional marriage. [...]

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Free download of “There is more than this…”

21 July 2015

Click here to download the full booklet based on the lectures given for Campion College. [...]

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The voice which needs to be heard in the Victorian elections

14 November 2014

The voice which needs to be heard in the Victorian Elections – Religious freedom and the preservation of our shared values (PDF, 4.52MB) The issues at stake in this election (PDF, 71.6KB) [...]

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A Worrying Council Move

9 October 2014

A very disturbing phenomenon in local Government and local democracy has just been initiated by the Greater Geelong City and Surf Coast City Councils, followed on Tuesday night 23 September by the Glen Eira City Council. Both have by a majority vote of councillors become advocates for same sex marriage and will use Council Resources […] [...]

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The political moral compass of universal ethics

27 February 2014

Composite statement on a political moral compass for Australian politics [...]

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Vocation in politics

3 September 2013

Over the years I have studied a famous essay by the great German sociologist Max Weber, entitled “Politics as a vocation”. Weber spoke of the politician as one who proceeds from conviction of a world view. For Weber himself there was an inherent relativism about world views. He found no mooring in religious tradition, describing himself as religiously “unmusical” (tone-deaf). So there is something relativistic and even a little nihilistic about his view of the “polytheism” of warring or colliding world views amongst which the politician found his or her own personal conviction. [...]

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August 20 Forum on Universal Ethics and the 2013 Elections

2 September 2013

Introduction to the forum We are gathered here tonight – people of goodwill – and political candidates of goodwill, from the spectrum of political parties – to face the greatest issue of this election –  because of the significance of this election. We are all aware that the real issue of this election is not […] [...]

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The heart of interfaith

2 September 2013

The most fundamental recurring fact of humanity and history is faith: the sense of a higher purpose and an encompassing meaning. What this means is that the highest faculty of the human, the most human in the human is the soul. When the human being was fashioned by G-d, it was said, “Let us make […] [...]

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