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Homosexuality, the Old Testament and Today (Part 1)

I would like, in this and next week’s sermon, to speak about the highly fraught subject of homosexuality.  Necessarily, I will need to be selective and brief, because of the obvious time constraints, although I am somewhat helped by the … Continue reading

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Atrocities in the Promised Land Kathleen Christison

Former CIA political analyst, Kathleen Christison, sees Israel as having reached a state of moral collapse, though most Western nations refuse to recognise it. Words fail; ordinary terms are inadequate to describe the horrors Israel daily perpetrates, and has perpetrated … Continue reading

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Bishop Riah speaks out on Gaza by Rt. Rev. Riah H. Abu El-Assal

Dear Friends, For the past forty years we have been largely alone on this desert fighting a predator that not only has robbed us of all but a small piece of our historic homeland, but threatens the traditions and holy … Continue reading

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The Case for Boycotting Israel by Dr Virginia Tilley

It is finally time. After years of internal arguments, confusion, and dithering, the time has come for a full-fledged international boycott of Israel. Good cause for a boycott has, of course, been in place for decades, as a raft of … Continue reading

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Challenging Casino Capitalism – by Chandra Muzaffar

“The Western financial system is rapidly coming to resemble nothing as much as a vast casino. … In the towering office blocks that dominate all the great cities of the world, rooms are full of chain-smoking young men all playing … Continue reading

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To Talk With Hamas – by Uri Avnery

LIKE TWO very tired wrestlers who clasp each other, unable to separate, the Israeli and Palestinian societies are glued to each other. The Palestinian elections this week took place in the shadow of the Israeli elections. Who is Ehud Olmert? … Continue reading

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Martial Arts: Society’s safe option for controlling conflict – by Nichola Aindow

The ancient art of ‘combat’ in a contemporary world, is not just about getting people to think about health, safety, body and mind; nor is it just a way to provide a space for people to be slightly rougher than … Continue reading

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Racism in Australia Today

Racism in Australia Today Speech from “Speak Out Against Racism” Rally A speech given at the ‘Rally Against Racism’, held on July 2nd 2010 under the “I have a Dream” mural in down-town Newtown (Sydney, Australia) It is my privilege … Continue reading

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Sheikh Hilaly Had a Point!

Sheikh Hilaly had a Point! (or “if you’ve got a right to walk around topless, I’ve got a right to look”) In October 2008, Sheikh Al-Hilaly, the mufti of Australia, got himself in a lot of trouble over comments made in … Continue reading

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