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Of religion and Australia: we must not succumb to historical amnesia

If Christianity indeed fades into a distant misty past for most Australians, there is a real fear there will be nothing with which to replace it. Our historical ties to religion are too strong to ... read more

Why religion isn't going away and science won't destroy it

To be sure, this failure is not unqualified. Many Western countries continue to witness decline in religious belief and practice. The most recent census data released in Australia ... century ... read more

Why religion is here to stay and science won’t destroy it

To be sure, this failure is not unqualified. Many Western countries continue to witness decline in religious belief and practice. The most recent census data released in Australia ... century ... read more

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Hear Nelson Mandela discuss support of Palestine in 1990 interview

One of the best examples of this is to think that because Arafat is conducting a struggle against the state of Israel, that we must therefore condemn him. We can’t do that. It is just not possible ... ... read more


Are Things Getting Better or Worse?

Most historical ... we should all relax and not worry? No, not at all. Is it helpful to have to choose between bad and improving? Definitely not. It’s both. It’s both bad and better. Better, and bad, ... read more

Bombs Over Paradise

Religion is woven into life here. The bombs tore this life to shreds. This is not where history was supposed to take the Balinese ... our moral universe—and the solution is self-cleansing. We must ... read more

Keeping government honest is up to all of us

We must always hear ... the name of another religion, Christianity. They will question the relevance of symbols in 21 st century Australia such as a Queen as Head of State or a flag that reflects only ... read more

'This barbaric group of people want to destroy everything': call for governments to protect cultural treasures

We weren't expecting ... But governments everywhere must do more to protect and preserve such objects, she says. Australia is a signatory to the 1954 Hague convention for the protection of cultural ... read more

Prime Minister Tony Abbott vows to crack down on terrorism in Australia and overseas during national security address

“Australia ... name of religion. “We know that these are testing times for everyone here — and for everyone sworn to protect democratic freedoms. “We have seen our fellow Australians — people born and ... read more

Squall Lines

A Finn, hearing Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony for the first time, nearly a century ago, he argues, must have felt pride that “one of us could put together such sounds, proud that out of nothing we human ... read more



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