keywords: Hugh Mackay

  • EUREKA STREET TV

    Hugh Mackay on spirituality vs religion

    • Peter Kirkwood
    • 18 June 2010
    13 Comments

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Doing good and being happy

    • Shira Sebban
    • 19 November 2014
    4 Comments

    People of faith seem able to find an opportunity for growth, spirituality and meaning in every good deed they do, apparently experiencing true happiness along the way. By way of contrast, emotional happiness is often dismissed as selfish, elusive and unpredictable. But focusing on 'what works for us', and connection through family, friendship and community, also allows us to find purpose, and to savour many happy moments along the way.

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  • RELIGION

    Best of 2013: Advice for the Pope on reforming the Church

    • Geraldine Doogue
    • 14 January 2014
    13 Comments

    I wish he would invite me to be his temporary consultant, to offer him advice for his next 500 days. I'd begin by proposing a substantial Vatican-led inquiry, into why the Church has been so troubled by sexual abuse across various countries. Then I would point to the experiences of several large secular institutions, including the New York Times and US Army, that have rebuilt after crises.

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  • MARGARET DOOLEY AWARD

    The ethics of giving service

    • Alice Johnson
    • 09 October 2013
    3 Comments

    In a contemporary society where the focus lies amid a whirlpool of egocentricity, self-gain and self-improvement, one must question where the true motive for giving service lies. While the 'ethic of duty' is the ethic of the social gospel movements, Kant believed religion was only valuable because it caused one to lead a good moral life. Thus it is possible to argue that the habit of giving true service lies in the 'ethic of love'.

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  • RELIGION

    Advice for the Pope on reforming the Church

    • Geraldine Doogue
    • 24 September 2013
    35 Comments

    I wish he would invite me to be his temporary consultant, to offer him advice for his next 500 days. I'd begin by proposing a substantial Vatican-led inquiry, into why the Church has been so troubled by sexual abuse across various countries. Then I would point to the experiences of several large secular institutions, including the New York Times and US Army, that have rebuilt after crises.

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  • EUREKA STREET TV

    Doco asks what next for child migrants

    • Peter Kirkwood
    • 20 November 2009
    2 Comments

    ABC1's The Long Journey Home is based on a book written by the best known alumnus of Fairbridge Farm, David Hill. After the heightened emotions surrounding Kevin Rudd’s apology to the Forgotten Australians, there is talk of forgiveness and compensation.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Beyond the picket fence

    • Clare Coburn
    • 25 February 2008
    2 Comments

    During the Howard years, a culture of fear saw us closeted within our houses, reluctant to engage with the community. Prime Minister Rudd's apology to the Stolen Generations may have collapsed a few symbolic fences so that messages can begin to pass back and forth.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Avril Hannah-Jones, Chloe Wilson, Terry Monagle
    • 24 June 2006

    Reviews of Sex, Power and the Clergy; Media Mania: why our fear of modern media is misplaced; Saving Francesca and Olhovsky Prince of Hamburg.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The state of education

    • Mike Ticher
    • 31 May 2006

    Mike Ticher looks at the value of public schools to the community.

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