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Conversation at the Crossroads

We are 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. 

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.

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  • Why empathy and compassion matter
    LYN BENDER: Empathy has recently seeped into the political lexicon. The Prime Minister, not renowned for his compassion, is widely rumoured to have an empathy coach. The impact of this on policies and decisions, is not yet evident.
  • Our new “canaries in the coal mine”
    MICHAEL HAMEL-GREEN: A little late in life I discovered the joy of birds and birdwatching. Yet, with each species seen for the first time, my joy is tempered by what I see happening. So many birds are now under threat from climate change, floods, bush fires, pollution, hunting, mining, and development.
  • The non-violent vaccine
    STUART REES: Several dangerous pandemics threaten people’s lives. Only one is the familiar Covid infection. A long lasting, insidious virus concerns men’s violence, their supposed problem solving via anger, fists, guns, knives, machetes, boots and batons to oppress any one who gets in their way. Their targets are usually physically weaker people, women, children, dissidents and in the case of men in uniform, the political opponents of their state government employers.
  • The imploding university empire
    RICHARD HIL: It’s estimated that over 17,000 university academics and other staff have already lost their jobs since the outbreak of the pandemic. The projected number of job losses is around 21,000 although the truth is, no-one really knows what the final figure will be.
  • When will we stop the desecration of Indigenous sacred sites?
    JOSEPH CAMILLERI: Indigenous culture remains the tragic casualty of corporate greed and government indifference.
  • Is COVID-19 the pandemic we had to have?
    JOSEPH CAMILLERI: We’re learning the hard way what works against COVID-19. But there are deeper lessons we would do well to digest. In the space of a year, the virus has infected close to 110 million people, caused over 2.4 million deaths, driven health and other frontline workers to physical and emotional exhaustion, and brought hospitals to near breaking point.

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Read now on Conversation at the Crossroads:"LYN BENDER: Empathy has recently seeped into the political lexicon. The Prime Minister, not renowned for his compassion, is widely rumoured to have an empathy coach. The impact of this on policies and decisions, is not yet evident."crossroadsconversation.com.au/?p=710 ...
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The latest article on Conversation at the Crossroads:MICHAEL HAMEL-GREEN: "A little late in life I discovered the joy of birds and birdwatching. Yet, with each species seen for the first time, my joy is tempered by what I see happening. So many birds are now under threat from climate change, floods, bush fires, pollution, hunting, mining, and development."Read more: crossroadsconversation.com.au/?p=693 ...
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New op-ed on Conversation at the Crossroads: THE NON-VIOLENT VACCINESTUART REES: Several dangerous pandemics threaten people’s lives. Only one is the familiar Covid infection. A long lasting, insidious virus concerns men’s violence, their supposed problem solving via anger, fists, guns, knives, machetes, boots and batons to oppress any one who gets in their way. Their targets are usually physically weaker people, women, children, dissidents and in the case of men in uniform, the political opponents of their state government employers..Read more at: crossroadsconversation.com.au/?p=620 ...
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'CAN ART STOP A BULLET?' Join us for a very special film screening of artist and social activist William Kelly’s doco at @cinemanova #melbourne on 14TH MAY. Only 20 tickets left and selling fast! https://fan-force.com/screenings/can-art-stop-a-bullet-cinema-nova-carlton-4/?fbclid=IwAR1tQPI2jvkYVBJ_s8Lmv93uLyIiEFyyMQAh63RXHHWT2TWeXlAWqpSnhHw #Auspol #auspol2021 #Peace #events #conflict #thecrossrds

A Plague On Both Their Houses: Reclaiming the Power of Communication from Big Tech & Government. [March 23rd 7:30pm AEDT via Zoom]. Register now: https://crossroadsconversation.com.au/?page_id=556

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