keywords: Martyrs

  • RELIGION

    Wive's tales

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 18 May 2007

    It is a disconcerting fact of life that people who take unpopular moral positions are marginalised.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Keneally's mature insights into character

    • Tony Smith
    • 15 May 2007

    To the extent that novels exist to provide insights into character, minds and decisions, Tom Keneally's new novel is arguably his best.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Anzac Day celebrates humanity, not nationalism

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 16 April 2007
    11 Comments

    The proliferation of flags, the singing of national anthems, and the desire to make Anzac Day emblematic of Australian values, all diminish the real humanity of those who have died, in order to allow another generation to inflate its image of itself.

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  • RELIGION

    Islamic elites’ construction of Islamic martyrdom

    • Abraham Rushdi
    • 27 February 2007
    1 Comment

    The full text of "The selling of Islamic martyrdom and why some buy it", by Abraham Rushdi.

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  • RELIGION

    Which ideas belong in the public sphere?

    • Peter Douglas
    • 27 February 2007

    The post-Enlightenment commitment to the rational testing of claims is important if we are avoid the excesses of fundamentalism. But it could be time to accept that the range of acceptable ideas has been too narrow.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Kizitos and Angels

    • Bryan Pipins
    • 12 February 2007
    1 Comment

    Bryan Pipins on Angels, Kizitos, working in Uganda, the LRA, Meningitis and Cholera.

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  • RELIGION

    Lessons from case of Poland's collaborator archbishop

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 22 January 2007
    5 Comments

    Harsh persecution polarises communities and corrupts them from within. It is the seedbed not only of heroic witness to faith, but also of cowardice and of vindictiveness.

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  • RELIGION

    The selling of Islamic martyrdom and why some buy it

    • Abraham Rushdi
    • 23 December 2006
    1 Comment

    There is a strong argument that the Qur'an does not sanction the use of martyrdom operations. But it must be asked why radical interpretations of the Qur'an resonate with some Muslim communities.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Held captive

    • Margaret Coffey
    • 10 July 2006

    Margaret Coffey reviews Sean McConville’s weighty tome, Irish Political Prisoners, 1848–1922, Theatres of War.

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  • RELIGION

    Truth, conscience and conversations

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 24 June 2006

    Debates about primacy of conscience illustrate the necessity for a passion both for truth and for freedom.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Film reviews

    • Lucille Hughes, Allan James Thomas, Tim Metherall, Siobhan Jackson
    • 12 June 2006

    Reviews of the films Ten; Kill Bill Vol. 1; Intolerable Cruelty and In This world

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Arbitrarily to the gallows

    • Sandie Cornish
    • 29 May 2006

    Why did Australians rally behind Van Nguyen yet appear to care little about the Bali Nine? The differing responses of the community to particular cases appears to be driven more by emotion and social identification than principles, or practical reason.

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