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Conversation at the Crossroads

We’re a growing community based in Melbourne with both a local and global mission to connect people from all walks of life to address the most pressing issues of our time.

We’re all aware the world is under a lot of pressure economically, politically, environmentally, and socially. Not only are we facing a pandemic that has affected every life on this planet, but unprecedented fires, climate change, threats to civil liberties, and many other interconnected issues loom large. 

The world seems set on a collision course to destruction, and many feel powerless to stop it. But we believe change is possible and we’re at a pivotal moment in time with more opportunity than ever to be a part of this change.

Conversation at the Crossroads is a growing community based in Melbourne with both a local and global mission to connect people from all walks of life to address the most pressing issues of our time. Through our events and conversations, we aim to increase awareness and understanding of why things are the way they are and how we can collaborate to fix them. 

Join us at the Crossroads.

Thank you.

Over October and November 2020, Conversation at the Crossroads ran a crowdfunding campaign on Startsomegood to raise funds in support of our planned activities in 2021. In total, the campaign raised $16,385, and we wish to acknowledge the very generous support we received.

Recent events

Watch the full length version of our public launch event, Australia and the World after Trump?
05
NOV2020
7:30-9:15pm AEDTvia Zoom

Latest articles

Prof Joseph Camilleri
2 November 2020

Australia and the World after Trump? The moment of decision is fast approaching

The inescapable reality is the sorry state of the American nation – think Covid-19, climate change, racial tensions, law and order, polarisation, populism, militarism on the rise, tensions with China. . . the list goes on. These ills are not of Trump’s making, though he has made things worse through neglect, incompetence, and self-serving rhetoric.

Dr Sue Wareham
21 September 2020

Between War and Peace: Australia’s Past and Future

Whether Australia and other nations plan for a world at peace or a world at war will determine much about our future.  The latter would preclude solutions to just about every pressing global issue. The former would offer hope of a sustainable future for all.  This paper advocates three steps that Australia could begin with.

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Prof Allan Patience
21 September 2020

Can Australia transition from being a belligerent nation to a regional and global peace nation?

At the very heart of Australian foreign and defence policy is an obsessive belief bordering on paranoia that the country must be intimately allied to “great and powerful friends” to deter any threats to its security. From the earliest days of white settlement until the Japanese over-ran Singapore in 1942, that “friend” was assumed to be Britain.

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We're looking forward to seeing you all at 7.30pm today for our follow-up event "Australia and the World after Trump?"

We'll be having small group discussions with targeted questions for thinking about how Australia will move forward and our continuing relationship with the US and other nations.

If anyone is having issues connecting to Zoom for the event, please send us a direct message here on Facebook and we will help you out with access.

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With just over a day to go we have reached our stretch goal for our crowd funding campaign! Thank you so much to the 140 people who have donated. We are humbled by your generosity and look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events! Stay tuned... startsomegood.com/Speak-Listen-Empower ...

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By popular demand! Join us for a follow-up event to the Conversation at the Crossroads launch event held 5 November 2020 "Australia and the World after Trump?" Register at the link below to be part of the conversation, Tuesday 24 November at 7.30 pm AEDST. We will have small group discussions with targeted questions for thinking about how Australia will move forward and our continuing relationship with the US and other nations. Tickets are limited. Follow the link to Eventbrite to receive your invite to the Zoom link. ...

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#Biden has emerged from the #USElection2020 victorious but for #Trump supporters the outcome is not over. Is his quest for a 2nd term still possible? @bartongellman provides a blueprint of how it could happen #TrumpConcede #BidenTransition
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/11/what-if-trump-refuses-concede/616424/ #thecrossrds

Please support our fundraiser to help us in our mission of connecting people from all walks of life to address the most pressing issues of our time. We can’t bring about the change needed without you! 👇 #thecrossrds #auspol https://startsomegood.com/projects/Speak-Listen-Empower/

#Trump & Biden both on 49.4% in #Georgia & only 1% votes left to count. Graph trends show #Biden likely to win. But with #Trump accusing fraud with no evidence, will his supporters see the outcome as legitimate? If not, what will this mean for the #UnitedStates? #USElection2020

TONIGHT: Want to hear what the US election result may mean for Australia?

I'll be talking from a @YWILPFPeace civil society perspective alongside Hon @bobjcarr, Prof.@KaldorM, @timlosurdo, Omari Sisters, @NicholsUprising & @TasChop by @thecrossrds 🇺🇸
https://crossroadsconversation.com.au/?page_id=279

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We’d like to thank the over 200 people who attended our Zoom event: Australia and the World after Trump? It was a great conversation. Big thanks to our speakers: @bobjcarr @KaldorM @NicholsUprising @timlosurdo @DrLisaCResearch @TasChop https://www.facebook.com/thecrossrds #thecrossrds

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