PIRI KULARAJAH argues that Christians shouldn't be critical of a fad just because it is a fad but apply an "active and constructive" approach to the way they view charitable social media campaigns like the 'ice bucket challenge'...

Writing from London, MAL FLETCHER takes a critical look at the ice bucket challenge and the role social media has played in its viral nature...

With Father's Day just around the corner in Australia, Compassion Australia's KATY CAUSEY and ELISSA WEBSTER put forward the case for making this year's present one that lasts... 

Writing from London where Parliament is considering laws to make assisted dying legal in the UK, MAL FLETCHER argues that "far from protecting the weak", such legislation will make things harder for many of the most vulnerable...

NAIDOC Week kicked off in Australia on Sunday. Here, SALLY SMITH writes about why we should remember the story of William Cooper...

Now in its ninth year, the National Day of Thanksgiving has been impacting communities across Australia - last year alone more than 250,000 people took part. Ahead of this year's celebration on Saturday, spokesperson ANNETTE SPURR writes about the importance of being thankful...

TIM*, of Open Doors Australia, reflects on what's happened since more than 250 schoolgirls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, northern Nigeria, a little over a year ago...

In an article first published by ASSIST News Service, SHAHID KHAN, vice-chairperson of UK-based human writes organisation Global Minorities Alliance, writes of the plight of Asia Bibi and others declared to have transgressed Pakistan's blasphemy laws...

THEA ORMEROD, president of the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, says churches need to be among those organisations examining their investments...

GRAHAM McDONALD reflects on the origins of Mother's Day... 

LAUREN GUNIAS, of the  World Watch Monitor , looks growing concerns over the persecution of Christians - and members of other faiths - around the world...

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