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  • RELIGION

    Why militant anti-theism is a God-send

    • Scott Stephens
    • 18 May 2007
    26 Comments

    The term “atheist” seems too respectable for the position occupied by commentators such as Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins. They are anti-theists, opposed in principle to every last attachment to the divine, leading many to accuse them of a kind of inverted fundamentalism that lacks the core modern virtue of tolerance or respect for others.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Maria Vamvakinou

    • Maria Vamvakinou
    • 17 May 2007

    Maria Vamvakinou has been Labor Member for Calwell since 2001. Prior to her election, Maria worked for two State Labor Ministers and a Federal Labor Senator. Her main areas of interest are multiculturalism, human rights, foreign affairs, immigration and social justice.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Children's publishing fuelled by nostalgia?

    • Hilary Rogers
    • 15 May 2007
    8 Comments

    There’s something very reassuring about the idea that what we loved to read will still appeal to kids now. Choosing a brand of food for our pets is less fraught, unless we were dogs in past lives.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The Rushdie of the West: Remembering Jean Baudrillard

    • Scott Stephens
    • 04 April 2007

    Scott Stephens on the passing of Jean Baudrillard.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Politically correct dancing

    • Richard Leonard
    • 02 April 2007
    1 Comment

    A new ocker comedy depicts young protégés at a suburban dance school immersing themselves in choreographies about starvation, people dying of AIDS and the nuclear holocaust.

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  • RELIGION

    St Patrick, a man before his time

    • Ursula Stephens
    • 26 March 2007
    2 Comments

    Even though St Patrick's Day has not yet arrived, I have already received several cards and messages. Some came the old-fashioned way, delivered by the postman, but most were like my friend Colleen's, the virtual variety, and arrived with a "ping' in my inbox.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The other Islamic revolution

    • Shahram Akbarzadeh
    • 27 February 2007
    3 Comments

    A quiet revolution is being carried out by ordinary men and women who happen to be Muslim, but are otherwise undistinguishable from the rest of the community. Muslims living in Australia don't have to turn their backs to religion to be good citizens, indeed they're turning to the essentials of their faith to fulfil their citizenship.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Community trust the vital ingredient in refugee resettlement

    • Ben Fraser
    • 27 February 2007

    The recent 'racist firestorm' in Tamworth highlights gaps in the onshore component of the Australia's refugee resettlement program. These deficiencies have a significant bearing on the transition process for newly arrived asylum seekers.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Lavapiés – where old Europe meets new

    • Anthony Ham
    • 23 December 2006

    The Madrid barrio of Lavapiés has always been peopled with immigrants. The easy coexistence of tradition and diversity there is especially important, on a continent made suddenly uneasy by its burgeoning immigrant populations.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The best dialogue cherishes difference

    • Maria Vamvakinou
    • 30 October 2006

    Whilst many see and use dialogue as a way to identify our similarities, its true value often lay in the way it can teach us to recognise and respect other people’s differences, and to see difference as valuable in and of itself.

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  • RELIGION

    'Clash of civilisations' rhetoric distorts cultural differences

    • Daniel Baldino
    • 30 October 2006
    1 Comment

    Manipulating narrowly conceived notions of national values simply triggers a storm of prejudice, while undercutting efforts to improve conceptions of the nation’s Muslim community.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Discourse without dialogue in Australian politics

    • Tony Smith
    • 07 August 2006
    1 Comment

    Former Labor minister John Button anticipated the current low point in political discourse, with defenders and critics of government policy having lost the capacity to engage in dialogue, particularly in the field of public morality.

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