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We Needn’t Speak Arabic, But…

Tuesday, 3 May 2016
 | John Kidson

The idealism, sacrifice, determination and loyalty of young people who become jihadists is admirable, albeit misdirected. What does Jesus have to say to these youth?

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PNG High Court ruling: Detention on Manus Island violates Human Rights

Tuesday, 3 May 2016
 | Paul Tyson

Last week's judgement of the PNG High Court has found that the Manus Island Detention Centre violates human rights and must be closed immediately. In response, we should 'do the right thing. Or at the very least, blush.'

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Anzac Day Memories

Monday, 25 April 2016
 | Darren Mitchell

Australia's Anzac monuments make for a fascinating case study in war memorials, drawing on a range of Christian and pre-Christian influences but departing from a number of previous traditions. Interestingly, the format of the Anzac ceremony, devised in the 1920s largely by Christians, is still adhered to in today’s secularised society.

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Donald Trump as a reflection of an adolescent culture

Monday, 4 April 2016
 | Nils von Kalm

What does Trump’s popularity say about the man but, more importantly, about us? Nils von Kalm draws on Franciscan Richard Rohr’s framework of two halves of life, adolescence and adulthood, to explain the Trump phenomenon.

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Boarding House Shalom

Monday, 4 April 2016
 | Andre van Eymeren

Could the Hebrew concept of Shalom be used to design boarding houses that provide spaces for some of society’s most vulnerable to thrive and flourish? Rooming houses run by Servants in Melbourne provide a glimpse of this vision.

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The Capital of the Kingdom

Monday, 4 April 2016
 | Trevor Thomas

The Ethinvest Managing Director explains how individuals can help shape a more sustainable future through investment choices, building on Emma Wood’s article in the latest edition of Zadok (issue 130, Autumn 2016).

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Churches as Sanctuaries: protection from deportation to Nauru

Monday, 4 April 2016
 | Lucy Allan and Misha Coleman

The concept of sanctuary is rooted in a deep tradition within the Christian church, and we have a civic duty to see justice for asylum seekers.

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What is Government Good for?

Monday, 7 March 2016
 | Ben Thurley

The role of government is to reflect God's vision for the world, by ensuring justice and protecting the vulnerable. Christians are called to hold governments accountable to this standard.

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Penalty Rates and Sacred Rest: Submission to the Fair Work Commission

Monday, 7 March 2016
 | Gordon Preece

People are more than just workers and consumers in a 24/7 market society, and penalty rates help protect the special nature of Sunday as a shared day of rest for all Australians.

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How am I Connected to the Slave Trade?

Monday, 7 March 2016
 | Fuzz Kitto

As everyday consumers, we are connected to the modern-day slave trade through the things we eat, drink and wear. Slavery strikes at the heart of what it means to be made in the image of God, and freeing slaves is a spiritual act.

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