The Statistic

17th November, 2017
Proportion of people from Darfur, Sudan, who remain displaced from their homes despite a decline in violence in the region: Almost a third
Source: UNAMID

 

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Moments

17th November, 2017
PUBLISHED: The findings of the Northern Territory's Royal Commission into youth detention; among recommendations are that Darwin's infamous Don Dale youth detention centre be closed and that the age of criminal responsibility be raised to 12.
DISSOLVED: By Cambodia's Supreme Court, the country's main opposition party leaving the government with no significant competitor in next year's election.
RETURNED:
The remains of an Aborginal man, known as 'Mungo Man', who scientists have said died 40,000 years ago, to where they were found in south-west New South Wales 40 years ago.

 

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Essays

US Christian activist and author, LISA SHARON HARPER, in an article which comes via Religion News Service, reflects on the background to a pilgrimage she just completed to landmarks in women's and African-American history...

TOM KRATTENMAKER, in an article first published by Religion News Service, explains why he's convinced that in the US, the term evangelical "no longer means what it once did"...

US academic DAVID MISLIN, in an article first published on The Conversation, looks back at a failed attempt in the US to heal divisions between Protestants and Catholics...

They Said It

"I said, ‘You know’, laughing, ‘no-one marched when I was elected’."
- New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, describing how she joked with US President Donald Trump at their first meeting at APEC in Vietnam last week (as quoted in Newsroom).

 

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This Week on the Web

19th October, 2017
In an article published in online publication, The Quartz, LILY KUO reports on how Africans are being called to the UK as missionaries to reach out to white populations. Read 'Africa’s “reverse missionaries” are bringing Christianity back to the United Kingdom'...

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The Word Explained

13th November, 2017
(Cardinal) sin: a) A serious error in moral judgement.
                        b) Any of the seven deadly sins.

 

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Mr Eternity book

Due to the fact the book we'd selected wasn't yet available in paperback in Australia (we'll read that next year) - we've made a change so for November-December, 2017. We're now reading Roy Williams and Elizabeth Meyers' book, Mr Eternity: The Story of Arthur Stace. To buy the book, follow this link - Mr Eternity: The Story of Arthur Stace

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