Bob Francis over on Sojourners God’s Politics blog presents a thought-provoking perspective on his encounter with some pro-life activists who seem to be consistently pro-life. Reminds me of Ronald Sider’s book Completely Pro-Life which impressed me when I read it during my theological training, when it must have been brand new.
Archive for June, 2007
Unfortunately, Phil Glendenning, Director of the Edmund Rice Centre, is unwell and has had to cancel his visit to Armidale on 19 June at 5.15 pm. The Simply Sharing meal will still take place at 6.30 pm in the Catholic Dining Room and will now include information about the work of Simply Sharing. Monetary donations from this annual ecumenical event will go to the Australian Council of Churchesâ€™ work in the Pacific. those attending are encouraged to donate what their evening meal would have cost them. All welcome.
The Washington Post and Newsweek have a joint weekly on-line feature called On Faith at which they pose the general question “in a time of extremism — for extremism is to the 21st century what totalitarianism was to the 20th — how can people engage in a conversation about faith and its implications in a way that sheds light rather than generates heat?” They say: “At The Washington Post and Newsweek, we believe the first step is conversation-intelligent, informed, eclectic, respectful conversation-among specialists and generalists who devote a good part of their lives to understanding and delineating religion’s influence on the life of the world.” On Faith provides a such a forum. It has twelve regular panelist from a range of religious traditions. There are sometimes guest panelists as well, and there is always the opportunity for readers to comment.
Recently, it posed the question “International scientists have raised a new alarm about the dangers of global warming. Should care for the environment be a major priority for people of faith? Why or why not?” and here are the responses of the panel members.
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Cheryl Lawrie’s blog hold::this space has links from a piece entitled the holy city to two pieces about finding God in unexpected places. One is her faith article of the same title published in the Melbourne Age, about moments of redemption in a big city. The other is to an article by cartoonist Michael Leunig, also in the Age, entitled Looking for Loki in all the wrong places.
Cheryl coordinates the Alternative Worship Project for the Uniting Church’s Synod of Victoria and Tasmania and her site is well worth looking around. She posts a range of meditations and reflections on faith from a non-traditional perspective.
The Uniting Church Assembly has just put up the World Environment Day “issue” of its Transit Lounge website. The site presents a faith perspective on the theme which allows you to read articles, discuss issues with other people and think about how to put faith into action. Why not visit and see for yourself?