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  • RELIGION

    Roads to roam

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 07 July 2006

    One of the great enemies of understanding is simple division.

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  • RELIGION

    Thrown out of court

    • Frank Brennan
    • 05 July 2006

    In February all seven judges of the High Court threw out Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock’s ‘privative clause’ which was an attempt to deny asylum seekers and all other visa applicants access to the courts.

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  • RELIGION

    On stopping Sauron

    • Ormond Rush
    • 05 July 2006

    Winston Churchill is usually portrayed as one of the few people who recognised the evil potential of Adolf Hitler and was willing to go to war to stop him.

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  • RELIGION

    Lenten signs

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 03 July 2006

    Rituals are like spinning tops—they keep changing direction around a still centre. Lent is a good example.

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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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  • RELIGION

    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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