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On ethical eating

Published: June 2, 2017. Author: Rabbi Jeffrey B Kamins. Themes: Animals.

The more humans see ourselves as separate from animals and our environment, the less conscious and ethical our decisions concerning what we eat will be.

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Episode Four: Jarrod White
Published: July 4, 2017. Themes: mental health, psychology, trauma.

In this episode, we chat with Jarrod White about some of the WHYs of life. We talked a lot about why Jarrod thinks that Vince Vaughn would play him in a movie of his life, why remembering our past is vital for our future, why he parties as a means of release from the heavy emotional toll of his job and why and how he builds a tribe around him that allows him to be who he wants to be. Jarrod has just completed his PHD in psychology having written his thesis on how different cultural groups deal with trauma, he’s also an active community leader, pioneering game-changing mental health projects such as Life of Others, which you’ll hear more about in this episode. We had a good laugh but also got deep about some very important topics. Enjoy the episode!

Episode Three: Adina Bankier-Karp
Published: June 15, 2017. Themes: .

In this episode, we chat with Adina Bankier-Karp - an inspiring teacher, and thought-leader. Adina asks incisive questions and passionately encourages critical thinking. She just oozes intelligence and this is clear throughout the episode. You’ll leave this episode inspired to learn more and think deeper and clearer about your own views on a range of issues, including airport security, entertainment for education, organ donation, community vision and how to most effectively teach children about empathy and compassion.

Episode Two: Eyal Halamish
Published: June 13, 2017. Themes: Activist, Democracy, Politics.

Eyal has been an activist, lobbyist, political staffer, management consultant for Fortune 500 companies in banking and mining and a social entrepreneur. He is currently the CEO of OurSay, an organisation which helps leaders level with their communities with easy to use technologies. His organisation has received a Crikey Media Innovation Award and the International Association of Public Participation Core Values Award in 2013 for helping civic leaders make relevant decisions by keeping their communities close. Eyal is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Sandboxer, Unreasonable Institute Fellow, and Center for Sustainability Leadership Fellow. Social change and making a difference is in his blood.

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Walking together
Published: May 1, 2017. Author: Jo-Anne Hurwitz. Themes: Indigenous Reconciliation.

We often hear the term reconciliation used to mean both the method and the endpoint of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, but what does it really mean? While its framework has evolved over time, the Australian government most recently defined reconciliation as “an ongoing process of acknowledgement of the past and a commitment to move forward together.”

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The things we carry
Published: April 7, 2017. Author: Brie Shroot. Themes: Refugees.

While we laugh at Uncle J saying that he brought along his iPhone and charger when he left slavery 3000 years ago, these days the most important item people carry with them is just that. With a smartphone, people seeking asylum can stay in touch with family who are scattered across the globe. A phone can be used to plan safe routes, to know where violence has broken out, to search for help desperately needed.

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