Friday Mar 15, 2019
Friday Mar 15, 2019
We're back! After a summer hiatus that lasted a little longer than expected, Byron Smith talks with Josh Dowton, associate pastor at Northside Baptist Church, New Testament scholar and permaculturist.
I. What's the big idea?
The epistemic priority of the oppressed is a fancy way of saying that in seeking to understand any situation of conflict, we ought to listen first and most carefully to the weaker party, because their voice is more easily dismissed, undermined or sidelined.
An opinion piece giving an overview of some of those who rushed to defend George Pell after his conviction for crimes of sexual violence against teenagers: The inconsistencies of George Pell's defenders just display their power.
II. What's going on?
Story #1: 26th January, #changethedate vs #changethenation vs #changetheheart
Why I no longer support #changethedate
#Changetheheart prayer services for 2019
The Killing Times (new Guardian series)
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Story #2: Developments in the coal industry
Glencore moves to cap global coal output after investor pressure on climate change
Court rules out Hunter Valley coalmine on climate change grounds
Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy
The Green New Deal is here, and everyone has something to say about it
Story #3: School Strike for Climate
Map of over 1,800 global climate strike events
Young climate strikers can win their fight. We must all help (George Monbiot)
Greta Thunberg's speech to the UN at COP24
MPs debate climate after school strike - but only a handful turn up (UK)
Story #4: Disappearing insects
Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature'
Decline in bogong moth numbers could have catastrophic effects in the Australian Alps
III. What do we do?
School strike for climate (Australian events)
Exclusion & Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation by Miroslav Volf
The Bee Friendly Garden: Easy ways to help the bees and make your garden grow by Doug Purdie
Thu 28th March PEACEtalks at Paddington Anglican: Heads in the Sand: Australian climate politics and the church with Byron Smith
Sat 30th March at Small Boat, Big Sea in Fairlight
The Good Dirt (Facebook)
- Host - Byron Smith
- Producer - Simon Bunstead
- Sound - Byron Smith
- Music - Francis Preve
PS There is one reference towards the end to a "previous episode" with Dr Miriam Pepper discussing the Murray Darling river system. That was a mistake - Miriam will appear in the next episode (#5)! Stay tuned...
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