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The Gospel, Religious Freedom and Human Rights

Friday, 11 February 2022
 | Jon Eastgate

On the issue of religious freedom and the rights of LGBTIQA+ people, Christians have been trapped in a zero-sum game that is neither good human rights practice nor informed by a gospel ethic. There is a much better way.

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An Australian Faith Journey

Friday, 4 February 2022
 | Elizabeth Grace

How good are we as a nation - and as a church - in welcoming the stranger? The best way to find out is to ask a new migrant, refugee or asylum seeker about their daily life in their new homeland.

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Refugee advocates react to Djokovic media circus

Friday, 14 January 2022
 | Chris Shearer

The government’s sensational attempts to cancel Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic’s visa this week drew the media’s attention, if only fleetingly, to a group of men whose circumstances contrasted with the world number one’s.

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A Choice of One Option (and Two Australias): On De Facto Compulsory Vaccinations

Wednesday, 12 January 2022
 | Paul Tyson

If there is no real choice open to people about whether or not they get vaccinated, then we have de facto compulsory vaccination. And, in our supposedly classless society, overnight we have created 'two Australias'.

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How to persuade the vaccine hesitant among us

Tuesday, 11 January 2022
 | Denise Cooper-Clarke

It will take more than just the facts to persuade our vaccine hesitant family and friends to book their jab. Trust is also vital. And if in doubt, genuinely listening to their fears will always go a long way.

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A New Inquisition?

Thursday, 9 December 2021
 | Yarkov Halik

Should we expect moral perfection from our sportspeople? The case of Aussie cricket captain Tim Paine points to the disturbing blurring of the private and public domains.

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Not a hill to die on: should we be civilly disobedient in the face of vaccine mandates for churches?

Tuesday, 16 November 2021
 | Nathan Grills

Vaccine requirements may cause hurt or suffering to those who refuse vaccinations. But is this an issue of Christian conscience or a moral issue which the church should fight?

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Extinction: Worth rebelling against

Monday, 1 November 2021
 | Ben Thurley

Would extinction be such a bad thing after all? As unlikely as it may sound, the Book of Revelation – with its own apocalyptic and extinction-level imagery – may provide an answer.

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Afghanistan: gratitude, repentance and hope

Thursday, 28 October 2021
 | Deborah Storie

Is the international military’s departure from Afghanistan a cause for rejoicing or despair? Should we welcome or mourn the return of Taliban governance? The answers depend on whom you ask.

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Embracing the ministry of reconciliation in a time of polarisation

Thursday, 30 September 2021
 | Nils von Kalm

In these days of growing polarisation, the attraction of conspiracy theories is strong and seductive for many, including Christians. How are we as Christians to respond? What is a loving but truthful approach to engaging with people we disagree with?

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