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  • AUSTRALIA

    Polling whether politicians should go to heaven

    • Clive Hamilton
    • 08 August 2007
    13 Comments

    The results of the Australia's Institute's recent polling on the question reflect more than simple political judgments. While the Prime Minister seems to work hard at signalling his Christian beliefs, his moral standing appears tarnished by a widespread view that he is 'mean and tricky'. 

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The storycatcher charged with finding stories that matter

    • Brian Doyle
    • 15 May 2007
    5 Comments

    Brian Doyle said 'no' to an editor's request in the aftermath of September 11: "The only proper thing in your mouth at such a time is prayer." His kids had to reflect back to him: "Well, dad, you are always lecturing us about how if God gives you a talent and you don’t use that talent that’s a sin."

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  • RELIGION

    Muslim at the heart of an Indonesian Christian office

    • Greg Soetomo
    • 27 February 2007
    2 Comments

    When I reflect on this conversation, I am also struck by how different what I see in daily life is from what I read and watch in the media about about Muslim militants, the clash between Christians and Muslims, fundamentalism, or terrorism. Every age has its own false ideas. In our time, it is the notion that identifies Islam with hostility and aggression.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Finding God in the Dark: Spirituality and the Cinema

    • Richard Leonard
    • 27 February 2007
    1 Comment

    This is the full text of a speech given by Richard Leonard SJ in Queensland on spirituality and cinema, on the occasion of the opening of a new spirituality centre.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Increased politicisation of the hijab

    • Julian Madsen
    • 27 February 2007
    1 Comment

    Heated disputes arose in Egypt late last year following comments by the Culture Minister Farouk Hosni that the rising number of Egyptian women wearing the Islamic headscarf or hijab was a "regressive" trend.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Catholics learning to love themselves (humbly)

    • Michael Mullins
    • 24 December 2006

    A new history of the North Sydney Jesuit parish describes the turbulent '60s, during which there was a shift in the disposition of Catholics from a feeling of it being "easier than one thinks to hate oneself", towards "learning to love oneself humbly". From 17 October 2006.

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  • RELIGION

    The baby Jesus and the business of welfare

    • Kate Mannix
    • 23 December 2006
    1 Comment

    The poignant story of the poor baby born in a stable is a reminder that God-with-us means God for every last one of us. Yet it is becoming apparent that God's caritas is being appropriated for the political convenience of the State.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Questioning the limits to freedom

    • Michael Mullins
    • 30 October 2006
    5 Comments

    No advocate of democratic freedoms has defended Sheik al-Hilali's right to compare immodestly dressed women to uncovered meat. The message is that promoting freedom is often—but not always—a valid means of recognising values that enhance individual and collective humanity.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Catholics learning to love themselves (humbly)

    • Michael Mullins
    • 30 October 2006

    A new history of the North Sydney Jesuit parish describes the turbulent '60s, during which there was a shift in the disposition of Catholics from a feeling of it being "easier than one thinks to hate oneself", towards "learning to love oneself humbly".

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The rise of family values in Angela Merkel's new Germany

    • Peter Matheson
    • 12 June 2006

    Phrases such as ‘family values’ are increasingly bandied about, as a conservative reaction against modern pluralism, and against ethnic, particularly Turkish enclaves, in the 'new' Germany.

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  • RELIGION

    In my mother’s footsteps

    • Anna Griffiths
    • 14 May 2006

    Italy, Caravaggio and Catholicism.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Anglican lines in the sand

    • Alan Nichols
    • 14 May 2006

    Alan Nichols reviews Muriel Porter’sThe New Puritans:  The  Rise of Fundamentalism in the Anglican Church.

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