The Statistic

15th December, 2017
Amount of e-waste generated in 2016: 44.7 million metric tonnes (up eight per cent on 2014)
Source: Global E-Waste Monitor 2017

 

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Moments

15th December, 2017
HANDED DOWN: The final report from Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse with more than 400 recommendations including one that religious ministers be forced to report knowledge or suspicion of abuse detailed in the confessional.
SOLD: Parts of 21st Century Fox - including its film and television studios and cable entertainment networks - to Disney for $US52.4 billion.
FOUND: By NASA, a distant star known as Kepler-90, circled by eight planets (making it the first star to host as many planets as our own Sun). 

 

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Essays

NILS VON KALM, a member of the management committee of the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network (PIEN) in Australia, reflects on the situation in Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus Christ - and the plight of the Palestinian people in the lead-up to Christmas... 

Writing against the backdrop of the debate over the tax reform bill in the US, MATHEW SCHMALZ, associate professor of religion at the College of the Holy Cross, explores, in an article first published on The Conversation, what the Bible says about how to help the needy...

In an article first published on The Conversation, FREYA HIGGINS-DEBIOLLES, senior lecturer in tourism management at the University of South Australia, reflects on the impact of US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus...

They Said It

"It's an outstanding exercise in love."
- Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaking to reporters in the wake of the handing down of the final report from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

 

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This Week on the Web

13th December, 2017
US evangelist Franklin Graham recently made an historic visit to Vietnam to join in a Christian celebration known as the Love Hanoi Festival. To read about the historic moment, see the story by TIFFANY JOTHEN on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website...

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The Word Explained

11th December, 2017
Sanctify: a) To set apart or deem something to be holy.
               b) To rid of sin. 

 

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The Sight Bookclub

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 (ebook) - Mr Eternity: The Story of Arthur Stace or this link (paperback) - Mr Eternity: The Story of Arthur Stace.

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