The Statistic

22nd September, 2017
Percentage of European-based Muslims who said they feel "strongly attached" to their country of residence: 76 per cent
Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Human Rights survey

 

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Moments

22nd September, 2017
RAMPED UP: US sanctions against North Korea as the war of words continues between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
DIED: Lilliane Bettencourt, the world's richest woman and L'Oreal heiress, at the age of 94.
"SHOCKED": Same-sex marriage opponent former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott after he was allegedly headbutted by a man he says was wearing a 'Vote Yes' badge in Hobart after the man requested a handshake.

 

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Essays

Sight contributor BRUCE C WEARNE argues that the yes/no debate over same-sex marriage fails to address the "deep problems" at the heart of the Australian political system...

As the world marks 50 years since the so-called 'Summer of Love', US academic  LARRY ESKRIDGE, of Wheaton College in the US state of Illinois, writes, in article first published on The Conversation, about the origins and impact of the Jesus People movement...

Noting Jesus' call to stand with those on the margins, NILS VON KALM says it's time we engaged in a greater way with the plight of the Palestinian Christians...

They Said It

"Now that Trump has denied the existence of and insulted me and my country in front of the eyes of the world and made the most ferocious declaration of war in history that he would destroy the DPRK, we will consider with seriousness exercising a corresponding, highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history."
- Part of a long and combative statement from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un responding to comments from US President Donald Trump in which Mr Trump called him "rocket man" (as quoted on The Guardian).

 

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This Week on the Web

14th September, 2017
Lyle Shelton, managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby, and Karina Okotel, lawyer and Liberal Party Senate candidate, presented the 'no' case for same-sex marriage at the National Press Club this week (Tiernan Brady, executive director of Australians for Equality, and Janine Middleton, co-chair of Australian Marriage Equality, had earlier presented the 'yes' case). To see both presentations, head to the ABC's National Press Club page... 

 

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The Word Explained

18th September, 2017
Eden: Mankind's first abode; paradise; a place deemed to be perfect.

 

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Dangerous Prayer

For August and September, 2017, we're reading Darren Cronshaw's book, Dangerous Prayer.
To buy the book, follow this link - Dangerous Prayer: Discovering a Missional Spirituality in the Lord's Prayer

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