Category Archives: Social Justice

Father Dave’s STOP THE WAR video appeal

We may be at the beginning of a third world war. Certainly the violence is now escalating in northern Iraq and Syria, and Australian troops have been deployed (under the leadership of the United States). Back home we are seeing … Continue reading

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Dreaming of a world without weapons – Mairead Maguire in Sarajevo

What follows is the speech given by my friend and mentor, Mairead Maguire, on June 6th 2014 in Sarajevo, at a peace event marking the one hundredth anniversary of the assassination of  Archduke Ferdinand of Austria – the event that triggered … Continue reading

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Mairead Maguire calls on Russia to grant asylum to Ed Snowden

The following press release from the Peace People is a statement by Nobel Peace laureate, Mairead Maguire. Edward Snowden, has, by revealing the existence and extent of the surveillance by the US Government and exposing their spying programme, which violates national … Continue reading

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Declaration of the Mussalaha Delegation to Syria on the Refugee Situation in Lebanon

May 7th, 2013 The summary conclusion of the Mussalaha delegtion is that Syrian refugees in Lebanon are forced to rely mainly on their own resources and Lebanese hospitality, both of which are strained to the limit and portend a humanitarian … Continue reading

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Mussalaha Peace Mission to Syria

The Concluding Declaration of the Mussalaha Delegation to Syria – Friday, May 10th 2013 Syria exhibits a massive and terrible breakdown of human decency and respect. There are millions of innocent victims and many individual acts of heroism, but amongst … Continue reading

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Remembering Syria (Marrickville Town Hall March 20, 2013)

Damascus has become feeble, she has turned to flee and panic has gripped her; anguish and pain have seized her, pain like that of a woman in labour. (Jeremiah 49:24) Words of the prophet Jeremiah that sound very contemporary but … Continue reading

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Standing with Gaza – November 24th 2012

Standing with Gaza – November 24th 2012 An address given by Father Dave to the ‘Free Gaza’ rally, on the steps of the Sydney Town Hall on Saturday, November 24th, 2012. Sisters, brothers, salam aleykum, shalom, peace to you all. … Continue reading

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SAY NO TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

An address delivered at the ‘White Ribbon Day’ rally, Marrickville PCYC on Noverber 22, 2012. I must say that I was a little surprised to be invited to address this gathering today (surprised but delighted, I might add). Even so, … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in Marrickville by Samah Sabawi and Sonja Karkar

It appears that once again the pro-Israel apologists have decided to single Israel out by making boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel a leading issue for the Marrickville electorate in the lead-up to the NSW state elections Not surprisingly, … Continue reading

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