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A Christian Perspective on the World Today

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Fresh Air Blows

In the world of political PR and spin, no matter its colour, truth is often a casualty. But it seems it is not dead yet, reflects Daniel Reynaud.
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The Truth About Getting Drunk

So often seen as a normal part of the lives of young people, binge drinking is increasingly putting those lives at risk. Victor Parachin reports.
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Obesity

Daniel Reynaud grimaces at the fat in our midst.
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The Fundamentalists we Need

In a world reduced to a marketplace, we need more-not less-of the right kind of fundamentalism, urges Samir Selmanovic.
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Livability

Reflecting on recent survey results, Daniel Reynaud asks what is really most important in measuring our quality of life.
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Commission or Invitation

Can we imagine something better than an all-Christian world? asks Samir Selmanovic.
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Drink

Daniel Reynaud reviews the history and anticipates the future for alcohol in Australia.
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How Attitudes Have Changed!

Pope Benedict's visit to Australia suggests a clear shift in thinking. Historian Arthur Patrick explains.
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Saying Sorry

Daniel Reynaud reflects on the importance of saying Sorry-politically and personally.
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Good Atheism : Bad Atheism

Religions can learn from atheists, says Samir Selmanovic. But we must not allow fundamentalist atheists to rid the world of faith itself.
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Our Times: December 2007

Safet first, norovirus and the turned mind
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Spiritual and Religious

Spirituality is trendy, religion is not. But Samir Selmanovic explains why we need both.