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Image: Democratic Delusion or the Wisdom of the Crowds?

Democratic Delusion or the Wisdom of the Crowds?

Gordon Menzies wonders about the implications of Trump's rise for our understanding of human nature.

Image: The same-sex marriage post that Facebook deleted

The same-sex marriage post that Facebook deleted

John Dickson on how both sides of the debate can advocate well for the mental health of LGBTI youth.

Image: Life & Faith: US Politics and Religion

Life & Faith: US Politics and Religion

In the USA, separation of church and state does not mean separation of religion and politics.

Image: Respect needed on both sides of same-sex marriage debate

Respect needed on both sides of same-sex marriage debate

Barney Zwartz suggests "tolerance" is not a high enough bar for public debate - but it's a start.

Image: Do we have religious freedom anymore?

Do we have religious freedom anymore?

Michael Bird reflects on what the same sex marriage "debate" might mean for tolerance and diversity.

Image: Life and Faith: Economics for the people

Life and Faith: Economics for the people

Ross Gittins’ latest book covers ego, integrity in public life, and growing up (Salvation) Army.

Image: What does our treatment of asylum seekers say about national character?

What does our treatment of asylum seekers say about national character?

Justine Toh reflects on Australia's "eulogy virtues" in light of our treatment of asylum seekers.

Image: Economics for the people

Economics for the people

Ross Gittins’ latest book covers journalism, integrity, and growing up in the Salvation Army.

Image: The Pope and Palestine: looking out for a minority within a minority

The Pope and Palestine: looking out for a minority within a minority

The Vatican's treaty with the "state of Palestine" is mainly about supporting beleaguered Christians.

Image: Silence isn’t golden when it comes to free speech

Silence isn’t golden when it comes to free speech

Natasha Moore defends the all-but-lost art of listening to those we disagree with.

Image: Francis is about authentic Christianity, not PR stunts

Francis is about authentic Christianity, not PR stunts

Is Francis' papacy a grand PR exercise? Simon Smart comments on the Pope's startling popularity.

Image: Hollywood and freedom of speech

Hollywood and freedom of speech

Three new films make a strong case for freedom of speech - but is it the one we most need to hear?

Image: Faith, Politics and the American Way

Faith, Politics and the American Way

Darrell Bock discusses the relationship between faith and politics in America.

Image: Policy and Practice: inside Australia’s detention centres

Policy and Practice: inside Australia’s detention centres

Greg Lake discusses managing a detention centre and why his faith led him to resign.

Image: Sparking the moral imagination of the masses

Sparking the moral imagination of the masses

If refugee advocates are to make real progress they must rise above a tribal us-and-them mentality.

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