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Would you visit a mosque this Sunday? Would you visit a mosque this Sunday?

Would you visit a mosque this Sunday?

Friday 13 April 2018

Martin West, Baptist Union of Victoria 
A guided tour of a mosque is a good time to introduce yourself, explain that you are there as a friendly Christian, and give the name of the church you represent. Make no mistake – just turning up and being friendly will be a simple but powerful act of Christian witness.

Clerical culture produces poor fruit

Thursday 12 April 2018

Fr Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street

In a recent Eureka Street article I remarked that in the Catholic Church clericalism is a pejorative term. I tried also to identify some of the attitudes and behaviour associated with people regarded as clericalist. The article sparked a lively conversation.
Priest on cobbled street

Designing the compassionate city

Thursday 12 April 2018

Jenny Donovan, Melbourne Catholic 
In 2015 the Holy Father’s encyclical Laudato si’ (On care for our common home) reminded us that the earth’s bounty and beauty can no longer be taken for granted and that we are impairing its ability to meet our needs. Couching our responsibilities in love and a respect for the inherent dignity of all people, he posed the question, ‘What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to the children who are now growing up?’