Edition: Summer 2010 Interfaith Dialogue

 The dialogue of life

The dialogue of life

24 December 2010 TH

Religion 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.

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12 ways to live sustainably

12 ways to live sustainably

24 December 2010 TH

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

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'Namastes' in a sacred land

24 December 2010 TH

Discovering the many faces of religion in India.

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Editorial: Conversations between religions

24 December 2010 TH

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.

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Unguarded moments: Swapping stories of the sacred

24 December 2010 TH

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.

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Alone with the Qur'an

Alone with the Qur’an

24 December 2010 TH

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

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God in other faiths

Explorations: God in other faiths

24 December 2010 TH

Religion 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.

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Sustainable field of dreams

Sustainable communities

24 December 2010 TH

When 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.

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Stories that carry us

Stories that carry us

24 December 2010 TH

Alice Nelson finds inspiration in her encounters with people on the margins.

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Living relationships

Living relationships

24 December 2010 TH

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

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Conversation with a master

Conversation with a master

24 December 2010 TH

Among 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.

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Building understanding

Building understanding

24 December 2010 TH

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

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