keywords: Disgrace

  • RELIGION

    What’s wrong with Voting for Jesus?

    • Scott Stephens
    • 27 February 2007
    3 Comments

    I must confess to growing bored very quickly when I hear that our real problem today is the erosion of spirituality, of belief in a deeper dimension of life, and the consequent rampant materialism. From a properly Christian perspective, the problem today is not materialism, but religion itself.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The Unknown Terrorist

    • Michael Ashby
    • 30 October 2006
    1 Comment

    The author of The Sound of One Hand Clapping and Gould’s Book of Fish has come up with a veritable novel "for our times". Here is a gripping tale of Australia (well, Sydney at least) in the midst of a terror campaign.

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  • RELIGION

    What makes a site sacred?

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 04 September 2006
    17 Comments

    Recently a group broke into the Redfern Catholic Church, and defied their parish priest by painting a large and splendidly executed mural that enshrined the words of Pope John Paul II in Alice Springs 20 years ago. The priest was left with an unpalatable dilemma—leave the mural there, or whitewash Pope John Paul II.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Heartfelt account of life in Mutijulu

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 21 August 2006

    Aided by stirring imagery of the Central Australian outback, Uncle Bob’s melodic vocal tones draw the viewer deeply into his description of the indigenous concept, “Kanyini”—a holistic sense of “connectedness” that encompasses family, belief system, spirituality and relationship with the land.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Poor People's Summit on the Niger River

    • Anthony Ham
    • 24 July 2006
    1 Comment

    As the leaders of the world’s richest and most powerful countries gathered in St Petersburg this month, a few hundred activists were meeting in a dusty frontier town 350km beyond Timbuktu, for what they dubbed ‘the Poor People’s Summit’.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    On country

    • John Sendy
    • 06 July 2006

    John Sendy reviews Words for Country: landscape & language in Australia, Tim Bonyhady and Tom Griffiths, eds.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Legal fiction friction

    • James Minchin
    • 26 June 2006

    James Minchin reviews Chris Lydgate’s Lee’s Law: How Singapore Crushes Dissent.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Love’s Brother

    • Lucille Hughes
    • 05 June 2006

    Lucille Hughes discusses  the state of the Australian film industry

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Costs and benefits of protest camp

    • Marisa Pintado
    • 18 May 2006
    4 Comments

    The fire at the Camp Sovereignty Aboriginal protest action staged to coincide with the Melbourne Commonwealth Games was finally extinguished last week. Some believe it has thrust indigenous rights back onto the political agenda, while others believe the action has inadvertently reversed years of hard work.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Cut from the same cloth

    • Nicholas Gruen
    • 14 May 2006

    The lives of Ned Kelly and Oscar Wilde bear uncanny symmetries.    

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The end of the line

    • Anthony Ham
    • 14 May 2006

    The people of Togo will determine their future in democratically held elections this month.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Home run

    • Marcelle Mogg
    • 10 May 2006

    Marcelle Mogg on the MTC’s Take me out.

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