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Let's amend 18C to say what it means

Tuesday, 11 April 2017
 | Frank Brennan

Section 18C should be amended to stamp out racial vilification while upholding freedom of speech even when people are insulted or offended. The bar should be set at the same level before the Human Rights Commission as it would be before the courts.

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Indigenous Faith and Energy Activism

Monday, 10 April 2017
 | Chris Marshall

At the Community Energy Congress, Indigenous Australians spoke prophetically to the nation, bringing a challenge to faith at the very time that the mainstream churches have lost much of their authority.

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Man, Woman and Well

Monday, 10 April 2017
 | Barbara Deutschmann

Women like the nameless ‘woman at the well’ prepare us to receive the astounding news that the saviour of the world will be seen not in a powerful male, but in a broken person upon a cross.

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Link highlights | March 2017

Monday, 3 April 2017
 | Ethos editor

Highlights of links to online news and opinion pieces for March 2017.

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Imitating God’s Work Ethic

Saturday, 4 March 2017
 | Karina Kreminski

As we learn the way that God works - slow, delightful, surprising - we will learn how to work, and we will begin to experience work as a joy rather than a curse.

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Link Highlights | February 2017

Saturday, 4 March 2017
 | Ethos editor

Highlights of links to online news and opinion pieces for February 2017.

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Pondering the Plebiscite: A pastoral reflection

Saturday, 4 March 2017
 | John Kidson

God's intention is for reproduction and nurture by mother and father. But we should welcome all - Straight and LGBTI - in the Church, and offer support to young people as they grapple with their sexuality.

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The LGBTI Community: The church’s unreached dilemma

Saturday, 4 March 2017
 | Dario Matalone

Jesus died for the LGBTI community, too, and we can show the same love He showed by establishing dialogue, apologising, building bridges and coming alongside them for the long haul.

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Link Highlights - January 2017

Monday, 6 February 2017
 | Ethos editor

Highlights of links to online news and opinion pieces for January 2017.

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Get going early!

Saturday, 4 February 2017
 | Ian Hore-Lacy

Young people today have a world of opportunity before them. By getting involved in whatever you can you will develop new skills and experience; identify your gifts, passions and purpose; and be set for a lifetime of growth and service.

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