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Freedom to speak differently about gender inequality

Thursday, 8 March 2018
 | Amanda Jackson

Women in leadership in the workplace is a big issue – and the news about the gender pay gap, and women in leadership on Boards, in the Church and as CEOs is not good. How can we change this? And what would women in leadership look like?

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Book review: Benjamin L. Corey, Unafraid

Wednesday, 28 February 2018
 | Nils von Kalm

Corey’s journey out of fear-based faith is a hopeful one: instead of ditching his faith, he stuck with it because he found the Jesus who loves us not despite who we are, but because of who we are. And he calls us to discover this Jesus. Unafraid is powerful, hopeful and inspirational.

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Link Highlights | February 2018

Thursday, 15 February 2018
 | Ethos editor

Highlights of links to online news and opinion pieces from February 2018.

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Celebration of Australia Day

Tuesday, 13 February 2018
 | Ross Macmillan

Discussion starter: Does Anzac Day offer a model for Australia Day on 26th January? Like the former, Australia Day seeks to express two legitimate sentiments and these could both be acknowledged and celebrated at different times on the one day.

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Loving Vincent

Tuesday, 13 February 2018
 | Karly Michelle Edgar

As adults, we don't often get to experience many moments of beauty and wonder in a world where science explains everything. While not an intentionally religious film, Loving Vincent provides us with a ‘divine encounter’, an opportunity to rediscover a beauty that can’t help but direct us to God.

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To profit or not to profit?

Monday, 5 February 2018
 | Hannah Weickhardt

Is working for the profit-motivated sector any less moral than working for the not-for-profit sector? We often think the private sector is only about profit-making; but it can also be an opportunity for altruism, a source of social benefit and a means of human flourishing, meeting material and deeper human needs.

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Link Highlights | January 2018

Monday, 5 February 2018
 | Ethos editor

Highlights of links to online news and opinion pieces from January 2018.

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Book review: Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel

Monday, 29 January 2018
 | Rex Dale

Botton describes journeys as ‘the midwives of thought'. Writing with considerable sensitivity to the human condition and unafraid to deal with the rawest of emotions, Botton explores what we do or think about on our travels, how travel might enhance our lives and give us a larger vision, and how to minimise disappointment.

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Book review: Warren Mundine, In Black and White

Monday, 29 January 2018
 | Ian Hore-Lacy

Why does Aboriginal disadvantage persist and what might be done about it? This autobiography gives fascinating insight into people, persistent enterprise and politics from an Aboriginal perspective, exploring welfare, work, education, family and Mundine's disillusion with politics today. It provides a warts-and-all portrait of a most impressive leader.

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January 26th (Australia Day) highlights

Friday, 26 January 2018
 | Ethos editor

Highlights of links to online news and opinion pieces on the topic of January 26th (Australia Day).

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