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No Laughing Matter

What are the early warning signs of dementia? And is there any way to prevent it in the first place? Vania Chew says the answers may be simpler than you think.

Are You a Workaholic?

Work is a big part of life—but can people be slaves to it? Bruce Manners goes through practical steps to prevent burnout.

Worth Dying For?

Christians are amongst the most persecuted people on the planet. Why would anyone practice faith under threat of death? James Standish explores the question.

Bittersweet: The Christian–Aboriginal connection

Can an Aboriginal person be fully Christian without denying their cultural heritage? Kent Kingston explores recent books, music and movies that touch on the issue.

Feeding the homeless or the ego?

The "humble-brag" — is it a way to feed one's ego, or is there a greater benefit behind sharing good deeds.

Reaching for the summit

Life is an uphill battle for many marginalised young people in New Zealand, particularly Māori. But educator Julene Duerksen-Kapao has big dreams for these kids and is committed to walking alongside them, one step at a time.

Muddy, crowded and desperate . . . but never hopeless

About one million Rohingya have fled Myanmar and are seeking sanctuary in Bangladesh. Aid worker Britt Celine Oldebraten discovered that, while the scale of the crisis is hard to grasp, the stories of individual refugees are all too real.

Love anyway

Jesus’ message of love and peace is all very well for safe, suburban churchgoers. But how relevant is it to the harsh realities of life . . . in Iraq, for example? Kent Kingston reports.

No longer silent

In a country where women have to fight doubly hard for gender equality, Jacqueline Joseph is trying to change the very fabric of society.

The faces of modern slavery

Trafficking, forced labour and never-ending debt are the harsh realities of 21st century slavery. But, says Vanesa Pizzuto, there are things we can do to end it.

They are not alone

Women and girls are facing violence in Papua New Guinea. But, says Maritza Brunt, there’s hope . . .

Pandemic of pain

Around the world women and girls are targeted by traffickers and suffer at the hands of their husbands and partners. But Ashley Steele and Pudens Isobel have seen strategies at work that are turning back the tide of abuse.