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The Hidden Footprints of God

By Joshua Moritz Psalm 77 declares “You are the God who works wonders; You display Your strength among the peoples…but Your footprints were unseen.” From the time of the Psalmist to the present day, both believers and skeptics have tried to make sense of God’s hiddenness. At the heart of the philosophical problem of God’s […]

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“Mere civility” a basis of tolerant society?

Teresa M Bejan There are few perennials in politics as predictable as the “crisis of civility”. Over the past three decades, this crisis has become a permanent affliction in liberal democratic societies — particularly those that define themselves by their aspiration to be tolerant, open, and free. So in the United States, or in the […]

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IS INDIA LURCHING INTO A GENOCIDE?

Harsh Mander on how India’s leaders have taken it to the edge of the abyss. Harsh Mander is an Indian author, columnist, researcher, teacher, and social activist who started the Karwan-e-Mohabbat campaign in solidarity with the victims of communal or religiously motivated violence. He is the Director of the Centre for Equity Studies, a research […]

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The Census, Christianity And Australia

The 2021 census data released this week shows that, for the first time, a majority of Australians do not identify as Christians. This continues a trend of steep drops in Christian identification at the census — from 74 per cent in 1991, to 61 per cent in 2011, to 52 per cent in 2016, to 44 […]

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ANTI-WAR SOLDIERS’ RESISTANCE

As Russians engage in another imperialist war many of us are praying that soldiers will disobey their orders to make war on Ukraine. Surprisingly, in spite of the way some of our politicians still try to co-opt the ANZAC tradition to promote militant ethno-nationalism, these resisters might find inspiration in the example of the often […]

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FIGHT LIKE JESUS

This is a beautiful book, with a vocabulary that’s accessible and style that’s delectable. It is also a brilliant book, with exquisite insightful reflections on every page that radically reframe our traditional perspectives of the Easter story, which we thought we already knew so well. It is intentionally a subversive book, that takes the message […]

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TRUMP’S NEXT COUP HAS ALREADY BEGUN

January 6 was practice. Donald Trump’s GOP is much better positioned to subvert the next election. By Barton Gellman The prospect of this democratic collapse is not remote. People with the motive to make it happen are manufacturing the means. Given the opportunity, they will act. They are acting already. Who or what will safeguard our […]

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ANIMUS ACTIVATES MANY TRUMP SUPPORTERS

Study Looks At What Motivates Trump Supporters July 11, 20215:23 PM ETHeard on All Things Considered LISTEN· 6:006-Minute ListenAdd toPLAYLIST NPR’s Danielle Kurtzleben speaks with professor Lilliana Mason about a recent study she co-authored entitled “Activating Animus: The Uniquely Social Roots of Trump Support.” DANIELLE KURTZLEBEN, HOST: Discussions about Donald Trump’s voter base and what motivated them […]

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A Field Guide To Christian Nonviolence

A Field Guide To Christian Nonviolence: Key Thinkers, Activists, And Movements For The Gospel Of Peaceby David C. Cramer, Myles Werntz BAKER ACADEMIC – Christian nonviolence is not a settled position but a vibrant and living tradition that includes mystics, feminists, liberation theologians, civil rights activists, Niebuhrian realists, and more. This book offers a concise introduction to the […]

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What Is Dialogue?

There are 6 recorded conversations with Anthony Kelly, former Senior Lecturer in Community Work at the University of Queensland, being interviewed by Peter Westoby, CoDirector of Community Praxis Co-op. .  http://www.communitypraxis.org/online-dialogue-resources.html Introduction: What is Dialogue? (6 minutes)Dialogue Skill #1: Text, Commentary, Subtext (11 minutes)Dialogue Skill #2: Nurturing the Thread of Trust (10 minutes)Dialogue Skill #3: […]

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Discovering humanity and the common good in a post-pandemic world

Xavier SymonsPosted Mon 12 Jul 2021, 2:03pmUpdated Mon 12 Jul 2021, 2:03pm There have been many examples of heroism during the COVID-19 pandemic. We need look no further than the scores of health professionals around the world who put their lives at risk to care for COVID-19 infected patients. Many of these workers contracted the virus, and […]

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My Talks On Community Work

Four Of My Compassionate Community Work Lectures Video 1 – Characteristics of Christlike Community Work Video 2 – The Trinity as a Model for Human Community Video 3 – The Trinity As A Method For Community Development Video 4 – The Trinity As A Matrix For Organisational Transformation https://www.surrender.org.au/listen/compassionate-community-work Recommendation by Rev. Dr. Charles Ringma […]

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