Mourning (and Not Mourning) Notre Dame

Mourning (and Not Mourning) Notre Dame

Jenny Tan

divinity.uchicago.edu | 25 APRIL 2019

If Notre Dame is important to us because it is more than a church, more than a building, then we have to allow that Notre Dame may bear different, less pleasant kinds of symbolic meaning for those who don’t share our experiences and have never been truly welcomed to share in our cultural heritage.

No shortcuts to reform after church abuse crisis

No shortcuts to reform after church abuse crisis

Andrew Hamilton

eurekastreet.com.au | 1 April 2019

The sentencing of Cardinal George Pell highlighted the dismay and soul-searching among Catholics at sex abuse and its devastation of the lives of victims and their families. It also brought home the depth of the crisis caused by clerical sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

The compassionate state? Voluntary Assisted Dying, neoliberalism and the problem of virtue without an anchor

The compassionate state? Voluntary Assisted Dying, neoliberalism and the problem of virtue without an anchor

Daniel Fleming

abc.net.au | 25 March 2019

Compassion is a virtue ― a stable, consistent and morally praiseworthy character disposition. But according to what narrative is Voluntary Assisted an expression of the virtue of compassion?

Want a safer world for your children? Teach them about diverse religions and

Want a safer world for your children? Teach them about diverse religions and

Anna Halafoff, Andrew Singleton, Gary D Bouma and Mary Lou Rasmussen

theconversation.com | 21 March 2019

Australian society is made up of people from different backgrounds and faiths. Teaching school children about religious diversity and traditions makes them more tolerant of religious minorities.

Christchurch attacks are a stark warning of toxic political environment that allows hate to flourish

Christchurch attacks are a stark warning of toxic political environment that allows hate to flourish

Greg Barton

theconversation.com | 17 March 2019

There is deep sadness in the Christchurch attacks, but little shock. We need to address the permissive political environment that allows such hateful extremism to be promulgated so openly.