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You are to choose from one of the following contemporary moral issues: Racism, The dignity of the human person, Law and Morality, War and Peace or Care for the Earth. You are required to evaluate the relevance of the issue to Australian society and the challenges for today’s Christians.
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Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy
Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
Encyclopedia of Race and Racism
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The Geneva Convention : Refugees
United Nations Declaration of Human Rights
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations."
Australia and the Universal Declaration on Human Rights
"Australia was a founding member of the UN and played a prominent role in the negotiation of the UN Charter in 1945. Australia was also one of eight nations involved in drafting the Universal Declaration."
Human Rights Watch
World Report 2017 is Human Rights Watch’s annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarises key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide.
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Church, State, Morality and Law by
Every society has to face the problem of the embodiment of its values in its laws. And where there are diverse moral value systems, the question is inevitably whose values are to be represented in legislation? The objective of this book is to outline an approach from within Roman Catholic theology which would offer the possibility of a coherent and consistent framework of response. In summary, it looks at how a Catholic is supposed to vote on certain types of issues involving morality and the law.
The New Jerome Biblical Commentary is quite simply the best Catholic commentary available, to be used for studying the Scriptures. Aimed at anyone interested in religion and theology, lay or clergy, it is a single-volume containing verse-by-verse commentary on all the book of the Bible, complemented by topical articles. The articles present thoroughly up-to-date background information that is essential for full appreciation of the texts, at the same time offering the reader a wider perspective; articles, for example, on the historical Jesus and the early Church.--Comprehensively updated since 1968; almost two-thirds of the book is new--Extended bibliographies; chapter and verse reference on page headings.