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  • RELIGION

    What's missing in Rudd-Abbott debate on faith in politics

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 27 February 2007
    22 Comments

    Questions of why Christianity has a personal and social morality of a particular shape demand a more complex account of Christian faith than that provided in Mr Rudd’s emphasis on Jesus’ practice or in Mr Abbott’s emphasis on moral law.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Master mixer of politics and religion

    • Frank Brennan
    • 27 February 2007
    5 Comments

    One of Jesuit congressman Robert Drinan's political claims to fame was that he had moved the first motion of impeachment against Richard Nixon. He showed that the mix of politics and religion on Capitol Hill was difficult, especially concerning abortion.

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  • RELIGION

    'Hate the sin, love the sinner' more sentimental than moral?

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 27 February 2007
    19 Comments

    It sounds nice. Until we begin to name names. Adolf Hitler, Jozef Stalin, Pol Pot, Osama Bin Laden. These are monsters. To suggest that God loves them is to sentimentalise God, and to remove any firm basis for morality.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    When human life is not really human life

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 07 August 2006
    6 Comments

    The term 'therapeutic cloning' is unfortunate, as it has nothing to do with replicating humans. Researchers undertaking therapeutic cloning would say that the circumstances under which they stimulate human eggs to develop ensure there is no way the result could ever become a human baby.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The Viennese moment

    • Michael McGirr
    • 04 July 2006

    Michael McGirr looks into Peter Singer’s Pushing Time Away.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Agreeing on something

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 04 July 2006

    Andrew Hamilton surveys four books on power and the Catholic Church.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Keeping God's politics honest

    • Dave Hoskin
    • 26 June 2006

    God's Politics is a book which, though flawed, does manage to straddle the divide between left and right, and in so doing, poses some interesting questions that neither side of politics can comfortably answer.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Kirsty Sangster, Avril Hannah-Jones, Kirsty Sangster, Marcelle Mogg
    • 15 June 2006

     Reviews of Legacies of White Australia: Race, Culture and Nation; The Uniting Church in Australia: The first 25 years; Landscapes of Memory: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered and A girl, a smock and a simple plan

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  • RELIGION

    Theology of conversation

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 05 June 2006

    Passing on inherited wisdom is always fraught. Especially when the wisdom clashes with that of the prevailing culture.

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  • RELIGION

    Talking about community

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 14 May 2006

    Lindsay Tanner and Tony Abbott recently gave thoughtful speeches about the place of the churches in public life, which merit a reflective response.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Easy fall guy

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 14 May 2006

    Biology can certainly document the process of human reproduction -  but when human life begins is not a scientific but a moral question, which we ourselves have to decide.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    How far have you come, baby?

    • Sara Dowse
    • 14 May 2006

    Despite some gains, no one can really question that, as a group, women have been and still are discriminated against by the mere fact of being women.

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