Monthly Archives: June 2016

Grail NSW says No to Baird govt Bills

NSW Grail members and supporters have lodged a submission* against proposed changes to five state laws which protect native species and habitat.  If passed, the legislation is likely to increase broadscale land clearing in New South Wales and reduce biodiversity, in a move described by the Environmental Defenders Office (NSW) as "retrograde". The full submission…
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Sustainable vs regenerative – a new vocabulary

In the latest edition of GJOP (May 2016), Daniel Pinchbeck & Schuyler Brown argue that use of the word 'sustainability' may suggest a continuation or reform of current systems and therefore could be a hindrance to finding new 'regenerative' solutions. Other articles in this edition include: The pernicious myth of perpetual economic growth Three giant…
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The Call to Ecological Conversion

Ecological conversion, eco-spirituality, eco-theology - what do they all mean and why should we care? On a rainy night in Naremburn recently, Sydney Grail member, Tricia Gemmell,  spoke of the urgent need for ecological conversion - of the  need to heed the many voices --  scientific and theological -- that over the past 150 years…
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Remembering the Grail’s role in Mackay

The Catholic Church in Mackay recently celebrated its 150 year (1866 -2016) presence there with an exhibition and commemorative mass. The Grail's work in Mackay was remembered at the exhibition with a colourful Grail banner and several photos and publications which recalled its work at 'Ballybrac' from 1955 - 1984.  What began as a hostel…
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