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The Crown and the Voice: Does power need authority and sacraments?

Tuesday, 26 September 2023
 | Paul Tyson

However post-religious we might like to think we are, theological categories are still integral to anything concerning sovereignty - both Western and Indigenous.

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An Open Letter to the religious leaders in Australia

Wednesday, 30 August 2023
 | Tim Costello

Martin Luther King’s prophetic words to white religious leaders, written from Birmingham Jail, are a challenge to Australia’s church leaders who offer caution rather than courage on the profoundly important issues of Indigenous injustice.

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Australia’s Redemption: The process of restorative justice for First Nations People

Sunday, 27 August 2023
 | Anne Pattel-Gray

Australia's ‘first sin’ has never been properly or fully addressed by the churches or the ecumenical movement. But true reconciliation is costly - it can never be achieved without restitution and truth-telling. Anything less is ‘cheap grace’.

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Global Capitalism and the Global South: Hearing from the Old Testament prophets

Thursday, 27 July 2023
 | Xin Ying Cheryl Lim

In modern capitalism's obsession with faster, higher and larger, the Old Testament speaks powerfully and prophetically, calling God’s people to live lives of restraint, generosity and neighbourliness. But what does this mean, exactly, in practice?

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Why would you give a convict a gun? A reflection on reading Truth-Telling by Henry Reynolds

Thursday, 22 June 2023
 | Sue Edmondson

Australian historian Henry Reynolds has carried the burden of being regarded as a ratbag, and far worse, in the pursuit of truth. This book is one place to start the truth-telling hoped for in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

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The very long decade: A World Environment Day reflection, 2023

Monday, 5 June 2023
 | Claire Harvey

The hard truth about climate change is that we know what needs doing - and we all have a part to play. How do we turn our pain and shared suffering, our lament and anticipatory grief, into collective action that actually makes a difference?

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Tearfund Australia: From fund to global development partner

Tuesday, 23 May 2023
 | Barbara Deutschmann

The story of Tearfund is a story of the impact of a civil society movement in tackling global problems, building a Christian witness of which the Australian church can be proud. But from the start, Tearfund Australia did more than raise and manage donations.

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Missy and Me: Reflections on a friendship

Wednesday, 10 May 2023
 | Claire Louise Wright

Some things are like the Tardis from Dr Who: much bigger on the inside than they look from the outside. The life of faith is one such thing. Gazing deeply into the eyes of a dog is another.

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Is Victoria’s VAD legislation ‘too safe’?

Thursday, 20 April 2023
 | Denise Cooper-Clarke

Victoria’s VAD legislation was proudly described as the safest and most conservative in the world. But strict safeguards are now framed as barriers to access, obsolete and onerous, and the ‘removal of barriers' foreshadowed by the VAD Review Board will almost inevitably mean reduced safety for the most vulnerable in our society.

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This is My Body, It Is All I Have

Thursday, 6 April 2023
 | Glenn Loughrey

When you have been completely dispossessed of all that has meaning, you have nothing left but your body. Our body is our country. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people protest their situation tortured bodies, just as Jesus protests injustices through his body.

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