Martin Luther King Jr’s teachings ‘still relevant’ 50 years after his murder

Martin Luther King Jr’s teachings ‘still relevant’ 50 years after his murder

Conor Duffy

thenewdaily.com.au | 4 April 2018

Has America has reached a point where people are judged on the content of their character, rather than the colour of their skin, as her father famously dreamed? Conor Duffy speaks with Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King.

Easter, Australian cricket, politics and the art of public shaming

Easter, Australian cricket, politics and the art of public shaming

Natasha Moore

abc.net.au | 1 April 2018

The contrast between two of our most recent national shamings is instructive: the ball tampering scandal, and the Barnaby Joyce affair. What do the cricket scandal and the Barnaby Joyce affair - and Jesus - have to teach us about shame and self-righteousness?

 

Mary Magdalene reveals Jesus is ultimate ally in battle of the sexes

Mary Magdalene reveals Jesus is ultimate ally in battle of the sexes

Justine Toh

smh.com.au | 29 March 2018

The film Mary Magdalene makes for awkward viewing in a time of #MeToo because its Jesus — associated, as he is today, with a church often considered the antithesis of all that is enlightened — treats women so well that he shames not only the highly patriarchal culture of his time but our own progressive, supposedly liberated era as well.

Paul Ehrlich: 'Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades'

Paul Ehrlich: 'Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades'

Damian Carrington

theguardian.com | 22 March 2018

Fifty years after the publication of his controversial book The Population Bomb, biologist Paul Ehrlich warns overpopulation and overconsumption are driving us over the edge, according to biologist. A shattering collapse of civilisation is a “near certainty” in the next few decades, he argues, due to humanity’s continuing destruction of the natural world that sustains all life on Earth.