Nov 12

book cover 'Blessed Unrest' by Paul Hawken– How the largest Movement in the world came into being, and why no one saw it coming…

Paul Hawken decribes a phenomenon that “is the largest social movement in all of history, no one knows its scope, and how it functions is more mysterious than what meets the eye.”

“What does meet the eye is compelling: tens of millions of ordinary and not-so-ordinary people willing to confront despair, power, and incalculable odds in order to restore some semblance of grace, justice, and beauty to this world.”

Find out more about Paul Hawken and his hope for our future in this article how to remake the world.

Nov 10

mobile phoneThe word of God is being brought up to date with a new service in Britain allowing Christians to download the Bible directly to their mobile phones.

A company has launched a religious line of products for mobiles, giving users the chance to express their faith through their phone’s wallpaper and ringtones.

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Nov 9

We hear a lot about the “bottom line” these days. When people talk about the bottom line it is generally associated with money and profit. But what kind of society are we living in if we put profit before people and their real needs? What kind of society are we when our government ends up with billions of dollars of profit to give away, when basic needs, like decent health services, are not being met?

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Nov 8

Father and brideBrides in Stockholm who want their fathers to walk them down the aisle are likely to be told it can’t be done, as some pastors are refusing to allow the practice they say is sexist.

“In Sweden we have worked hard in many different ways to eliminate everything that is unequal,” a Lutheran Church vicar in the Stockholm region, Yvonne Hallin, said.

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Nov 7

Anti-war protestThe Rev John Thomas, president of the US United Church of Christ, has been arrested in a protest about the Iraq war outside the White House in Washington DC.

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Nov 5

newspaperWith our news media being full of ‘bad’ news and graphic images of violence and war, and the fact that good things don’t seem to rate, an article by Richard Eckersley that recently appeared in The Age puts to words some things I have been thinking of late.

In this article, he speak of the ways we can make a difference by choosing how we respond to these things.

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Nov 4

The latest newsletter resource from Christianity 9 to 5 is now available here.

Christianity 9 to 5 is an online newsletter aimed at providing practical resources for Living Faith at Work.

Nov 3

A British university department dedicated to exploring the relationship between sport and spirituality has launched itself internationally by staging an inaugural conference for sports coaches, chaplains and administrators, as well as professional athletes and academics.

More than 70 delegates from 11 countries recently met at the Centre for the Study of Sport and Spirituality, which is part of York St John University in northern England, to look at the spiritual and moral issues involved in their work – writes Martin Revis for ENI.

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Nov 2

Richard DawkinsArchbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has said that Richard Dawkins and other apostles of anti-religious sentiment are oversimplifying complex issues and often missing the point. His comments came in a weekend lecture on ‘misunderstanding religion’ at the University of Swansea.

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Nov 2

Wesley Mission has called for an end to discrimination in the workplace, more flexible employment opportunities and increased funding for community based care as part of a 21-point reform plan to address the major issues impacting people with mental illness.

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