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...

Amid a global economic crisis and a world marked by ongoing poverty, disease, and war, NILS VON KALM reflects on the meaning of Christmas...

In an article first published in  The Canberra Times , JULIE-ANNE RICHARDS, Oxfam Australia's climate change coordinator, reflects on the opportunity missed by the global community at the climate negotiations in Poznan, Poland...

The world recently paused to mark the 20th World AIDS Day. MAL FLETCHER takes a look at what we can do to help tackle what is a global tragedy...

Rev GORDON MOYES says it's time for a new approach to the issue of abortion in Australia ...

MAL FLETCHER on what US President-elect Barack Obama's priorities must be...

In an essay first published on Forum 18 News, a Turkman Protestant writes about the lack of religious freedom in the Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan... 

Writing from the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali, BEN THURLEY, national advocacy coordinator at TEAR Australia argues that signing the Kyoto Protocol is just a first step in addressing climate change... 

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