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  • RELIGION

    Small consolations

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 01 July 2006

    Like Simpson’s donkey, small consolations can sometimes be seen through the smoke of war.

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  • RELIGION

    It's time to engage the 'conscience of the nation' on bioethics

    • Frank Brennan
    • 26 June 2006
    2 Comments

    As Australia's lawmakers consider the implications of the Lockhart review on embryonic stem cell research, the time has come for both church leaders and scientists to pay attention to the 'conscience of the nation'.

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  • RELIGION

    The god of plenty

    • Richard Treloar
    • 26 June 2006

    The principle of scarcity—the fear that there is not enough to go round (enough love, enough food, enough land, enough of God, enough ‘salvation’) is a strong motivator for possessiveness and for jealousy.

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  • RELIGION

    Problems with belief

    • Lyn Riddett
    • 26 June 2006

    Lyn Riddett struggles to explain her unbelief to believing friends.

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    How do believers deal with violence in their Scriptures?

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 26 June 2006
    7 Comments

    Muslim and Christian Scriptures both seem to endorse violence. This poses shared difficulties for interpreters of each faith. They need to explain how the Koran and the Bible can be described as the Word of God.

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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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  • RELIGION

    Muslims & Christians … where do we stand

    • Dan Madigan, Abdullah Saeed and Frank Brennan
    • 24 June 2006

    Dan Madigan, Abdullah Saeed and Frank Brennan examine religious conflict in Australia as part of the Jesuit Seminar Series.  

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  • RELIGION

    Religious and human freedoms

    • Abdullah Saeed
    • 24 June 2006

    September 11, 2001 changed the life of Muslims in the West, including Australia. Muslims in Australia today, their beliefs, values, practices and institutions, are under the microscope. There is a fear among many Muslims in Australia that is difficult to explain. In turn, Muslims are feared by many non-Muslim Australians, many of them Christians.

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  • RELIGION

    Encountering the other

    • Frank Brennan
    • 24 June 2006

    Professor Saeed and Fr Madigan make religious dialogue look easy. You would almost wonder what is the ­problem.

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  • RELIGION

    Sexuality and ministry

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 19 June 2006

    Churches today run into trouble on gender and sexuality. Public discussion reveals passionately held differences within churches and between churches, and culture.

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  • RELIGION

    The church in the world

    • James McEvoy
    • 19 June 2006

    Forty years into the journey, commentators debate whether the Council was overly optimistic about modernity. Did the heady days of the early ’60s influence the Council’s agenda to its detriment?

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  • RELIGION

    Reclaiming Islam

    • Dewi Anggraeni
    • 18 June 2006

    In contrast to previous government apathy, Indonesia’s academics respond to a militant minority.

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