In a sermon given at a racism conference held in The Netherlands last weekend, Rev Dr SAMUEL KOBIA, general-secretary of the World Council of Churches, takes a look at what the story of the Good Samaritan tells us about what is means to love our neighbour in today's world...

TABITHA HORSLEY, of Micah Challenge Australia, takes a look at what the Federal budget means for the world's poor...

As we mark Mother's Day around the world this Sunday, mother-of-four CORAL VASS says mothers need to be encouraged in their job, not criticised...

MAL FLETCHER says that while the threat posed by swine flu is real, it is important to keep a sense of perspective, particularly given the counter-productive nature of fear which can breed not only terror and panic but irrational responses to problems... 

MATT PAYNE, communications coordinator for missions, aid and development organisation Global Care Australia, talks about his recent trip to Kinglake, one of the communities worst affected during the Black Saturday bushfires, and the work Global Care has been doing in the area...

MAL FLETCHER says that Christians need a strong presence in a world where new media - like Twitter - is constantly emerging, saying it's part of a Christian's calling to "sanctify new technologies"...

ROSS CLIFFORD and ROD BENSON take a look at how we should respond to the current economic crisis ...

MAL FLETCHER reflects on the saga of baby Maisie in the UK and says it raises real questions about the power of celebrity culture and the weakening of family...

Rev IVOR JONES, of Mount Cathedral Baptist Church in Buxton, recalls 'Black Saturday'...

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MATT GLOVER writes about the day he spent working as a chaplain in the aftermath of Victoria's fires ...

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