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Summer 2010

23 December 2009


Magazine

Living relationships

24 December 2010 | Michael Mcveigh

Living relationshipsCaring for the environment is about changing the way we see ourselves in relation to the world around us.


Sustainable communities

24 December 2010 | Damian Griffin

Sustainable field of dreamsWhen St Francis of the Fields Primary School was awarded its five-star Sustainable Schools rating in November 2004, the first for any school in Victoria, it not only marked an auspicious moment for the school, it also acknowledged the project that had transformed the career of Catholic school teacher Paul Dullard.


Stories that carry us

24 December 2010 | Catherine Marshall

Stories that carry usAlice Nelson finds inspiration in her encounters with people on the margins.


The dialogue of life

23 December 2010 | Virginia Small

 The dialogue of lifeReligion is blamed for so much, yet, paradoxically, it lies at the beating heart of understanding and enrichment. Interfaith dialogue is one way the Catholic Church is addressing these gaps in understanding, and it's happening at every level.


12 ways to live sustainably

23 December 2010 |

12 ways to live sustainablyThere are a many things you can do in your home and community to live more sustainably. Here are 12 ideas.


Building understanding

24 December 2010 | Sarah Baker

Building understandingA day out building fences for bushfire victims helps students from different faiths bring down cultural barriers.


Conversation with a master

24 December 2010 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Conversation with a masterAmong the guests at the Parliament of the World's Religions was Burmese Buddhist, Dharma Master Hsin Tao. Father Andrew Hamilton SJ spoke to him during his visit.


God in other faiths

24 December 2010 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

God in other faithsReligion can be the best of things. It can also be the worst of things. It all depends on whether it is inspired by and inspires the love of God and of other people, or is inspired by fear or hatred. If religion is inspired by hatred, it destroys itself and harms people.


Editorial: Conversations between religions

23 December 2010 | Michael McVeigh

Often when people talk of Australia being a secular society it's a way to shut out religious voices. But at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne last December, we saw a secular world where people of different faiths sat side by side, listening and sharing, and delivering common messages.


'Namastes' in a sacred land

23 December 2010 | Ann Doyle PHOTO Bruce Miller

Discovering the many faces of religion in India.


Unguarded moments: Swapping stories of the sacred

23 December 2010 | Ann Rennie

Whether we connect in the real world, or as avatars on Second Life, each time we reach out to people with different beliefs than our own we add something new.


Alone with the Qur’an

24 December 2010 | Tim Kroenert

Alone with the Qur'anPlacing passages from the Bible alongside the Qur'an, a writer learns something about both religious traditions.


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