Monthly Archive: July 2012

The Drum: a great op-ed blog 0

The Drum: a great op-ed blog

Is there a future for Christianity? The shape of things to come – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Got to save this for future classes. Great for religion and peace?...

One of those odd moments reading the paper… 0

One of those odd moments reading the paper…

Bridget Kelly and Eric Strauss – Vows – NYTimes.com. This is a pretty long bow: I thought it was a good article about courageous survival and the evils of guns and violence and worth...

Coalition to dump Gonski reforms: Pyne 0

Coalition to dump Gonski reforms: Pyne

Coalition to dump Gonski reforms: Pyne. Just appalling: any short term gain for independent schools will be swamped by the justifiable outrage from the whole educate  community about the failure to properly fund the...

More NRA Mayhem 0

More NRA Mayhem

This article just gives me the willies. As for this extract – Republican congressman Louie Gohmert said he thought the problem was more about lack of access to God rather than the availability of...

Islamophobia – for Muslims, read Jews. And be shocked – The Independent 0

Islamophobia – for Muslims, read Jews. And be shocked – The Independent

Love it when the media does your lesson planning for you! Owen Jones: Islamophobia – for Muslims, read Jews. And be shocked – Commentators – Opinion – The Independent. A tide of Islamophobia has...

Circumcision ban is the ‘worst attack on Jews since Holocaust’ – Europe – World – The Independent 0

Circumcision ban is the ‘worst attack on Jews since Holocaust’ – Europe – World – The Independent

Nice timing: we start Islam as soon as we go back! Circumcision ban is the ‘worst attack on Jews since Holocaust’ – Europe – World – The Independent.

Christ Church St Laurence Vs St Barney’s? Even the architects are at it… 0

Christ Church St Laurence Vs St Barney’s? Even the architects are at it…

Elizabeth Farrelly – always an interesting correspondent – has her two bits worth about modern church design. Can’t say that I disagree! The approach in Sydney seems to make God the Chairman, the Jensen...

How the NBN will change education: Australia’s “Last Spike” moment 0

How the NBN will change education: Australia’s “Last Spike” moment

Excellent article from The Conversation. The genius of the NBN is that it will break down that divide all across Australia. Instead of a digital “rain shadow” the whole nation will have equitable access....