Resources for the Heart and Mind 22 July

Lifecycles: Clothing

workshop and clothing swap
18 August 2010, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Edmund Rice Institute for Social Justice, 24 High Street, Fremantle, WA
Who makes the clothes you wear? What can you do to improve working conditions in the garment industry in Australia and overseas?
Many of the clothes sold in Australia are made in sweatshops in the developing world where workers are underpaid, ill treated and sometimes forced to work against their will. But what about clothing made in Australia?  Even workers in Australia earn as little as $2-$3 per hour producing clothing sold here.
If you’re interested in learning more about sweatshops and promoting more ethical practices in the industry, come to the next Lifecycles workshop.  The Bluestocking Institute’s Lifecycles workshops help participants develop action plans around the issues that they care about.
At the Lifecycles: Clothing workshop we’ll discuss working conditions in the garment industry and the role of consumers, governments and corporations in addressing widespread abuse in the industry.  We’ll also discuss the many active campaigns locally and internationally aimed at improving working conditions in the industry.
The workshop will also include a clothing swap, so if you have any clothes that you no longer need, bring them along to share with others and walk away with some new (to you) items.
Suggested donation $5
RSVP to or visit the Lifecycle Clothing event page on Facebook.
Sponsored by the Bluestocking Institute for Global Peace and Justice

Hiroshima Day

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which occurred in 1945 on August 6th and 9th respectively. We need your help now to eliminate once and for the all the unthinkable threat that a nuclear weapon will ever again be detonated.
After 65 years, its time we retired the bomb!
The horrific nuclear detonations on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, now estimated to have killed up to 250,000 people, are the only two deployments of nuclear weapons in war. It has been estimated that 60% of the casualties died from flash or flame burns, 30% from falling debris and 10% from other causes.
The 23000 nuclear weapons in existence today are a much more powerful variety than those used in 1945.
Today, although a growing number of governments around the world are now talking about abolishing nuclear weapons through a nuclear weapons convention, we still need to show world leaders that people all around the world care enough about this issue to make it a real political issue.
All too many of the nuclear weapon states seem content in seeking only the most modest action on disarmament. The tired old mantra of arms control and incremental steps still dominated discussions at the recent NPT Review Conference, despite the growing push for a Nuclear Weapons Convention.
This year events are being planned all over the world for Hiroshima Day, August 6th. In Melbourne Australia a screening of the recently produced film ‘Flashes of Hope: Hibakusha Traveling the World’ will take place, as well as a peace vigil and memorial concert. In Perth, there will be a vigil held starting at 12 noon on the corner of Hay and William Streets (Outside Wesley Church).
If there is no event planned in your area, please consider organizing one. If you know of other events that are not listed here please let us know. It will only be through the concentrated efforts of people like us all over the world that we can ensure the horror inflicted on the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is never, ever repeated.
To find out more, visit the ICANW website.

Dayspring Quiet Day

Hello Everyone,
PLEASE NOTE that the usual QUIET DAY will be on offer in JULY – TUESDAY JULY 13th @ Nathanael’s Rest in Mundaring – 9:30-3:30pm.
Enjoy the space around the fire for inspiration or relaxation – walks in the bush – or just quiet contemplation in God’s realm.
Join Brian and Patricia as they host the day!
Dayspring Centre for Christian Spirituality

The Writings of Paul

Monday, 2 August 2010
The Friends’ Room, Lower Burt Memorial Hall, 38A St Georges Terrace, Perth
Time: 5.15-6.15pm
Dr Paula Gooder – author, lecturer, and specialist in the writings of Paul – will be visiting Perth for a series of events.
On 2 August, she will present and lead a discussion at the Cathedral, based on two recent books: What Did Paul Really Say?, by Bishop Tom Wright, and The First Paul – Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church’s Conservative Icon, by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan.Dr Gooder is Canon Theologian of Birmingham Cathedral, Visiting Lecturer at King’s College, London, Associate Lecturer at St Mellitus College, London, an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, and Senior Research Scholar at the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham.
This event will appeal to both preachers and laypeople.
$10.00 at the door
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