Category Archives: Social Justice

Sheikh Nimr is greatly missed – Khamenei.ir interviews Father Dave

It has been my privilege to appear a number of times now in Iranian publications. Not many Australian priests can make this boast, and the reason I am selected so regularly as an Australian Christian voice is quite simple – nobody else … Continue reading

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Boxing Priest’s fight for peace in Syria – SBS World News

It was great to get some coverage for our Boxers for Peace program. Most media outlets have refused to touch us because we don’t echo the official narrative – vilifying the Syrian government and dividing the rebels between violent jihadists and s0-called ‘moderates’. … Continue reading

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Why take a team of boxers to Syria?

The Imam Husain Islamic Centre in Earlwood invited me to speak to their community about my up-coming mission to Syria on February 28th, 2015. It was a great night. We screened our ‘Boxers for Peace’ video, after which I offered the brief remarks reprinted … Continue reading

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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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Hands Off Syria rally (Saturday, August 31st, 2013)

God bless the people of Syria! God protect the people of Syria! Lord, have mercy on the people of Syria! I don’t care if you’re Christian or Muslim or Jew – you can join me in this prayer. I don’t … 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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