Roundup: Ethics classes, feeding the hungry, pretentious cinema, West Bank conflict, gay marriage

Roundup: Ethics classes, feeding the hungry, pretentious cinema, West Bank conflict, gay marriage

Ethics classes here to stay, Stoner says

Acting New South Wales premier Andrew Stoner says school ethics classes will not be scrapped to retain the support of crossbench MP Fred Nile, but he has left the door open for changes to the program.

We can feed the hungry

Lifting people above the level of subsistence farming is the key to ensuring that, with a growing population and food shortages, no one goes hungry.

The cinema of Terrence Malick

Tree of Life: Metaphysics or pretension?

Jewish settlers are terrorising Palestinians, says Israeli general

A senior Israeli army commander has warned that unchecked “Jewish terror” against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank threatens to plunge the territory into another conflict.

Why gay marriage is good for straight America

When the data showed that in the era of gay marriage, straight marriage had actually strengthened somewhat, divorce rates had declined, and marriages lasted longer, even those who worried about unintended consequences conceded that the argument was essentially over.

Marriage

Rite vs Right.

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