Roundup: disability, R.S. Thomas, church and state, Indigenous justice, Jim Wallace, secularism

Roundup: disability, R.S. Thomas, church and state, Indigenous justice, Jim Wallace, secularism

Jesus Knows Sign Language

People with serious handicaps who’ve been rejected can only grow to greater fulfillment if they know they’re loved. There’s a difference between doing things for people out of generosity and being with people …

R.S. Thomas: Poet of the Cross

R.S. Thomas, the Welsh poet and Anglican priest who died a little more than a decade ago, left a body of work that is slowly becoming recognised as among the best and most important religious poetry of the twentieth century.

A leap of faith for church and state

Fuelled by immigration, religion has become increasingly geographic over the past 30 years.

Raising up voices for Indigenous justice

Indigenous people have been “invisibilised.” Few people care. Our social consciousness has placed Native Americans in the past — people who used to live here.

Wallace slammed by clergy

Prominent Christians have criticised Australian Christian Lobby head Jim Wallace over comments he made on Twitter on Anzac Day.

The march of ‘aggressive secularism’

Scotland’s top Roman Catholic priest attacks the marginalisation of Christians

Mystery dies when we don’t see ourselves as part of eternity

It makes me weep that church must court popularity by stripping itself of all mystery, depth and texture, installing mammoth plasma-screens in the nave, salesmen in the pulpit and ATMs in the foyer just to get bums on misericords, as yet another casualty of the flat-out zombie race to the bottom.


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