Roundup: Freedom of religion, problem gambling, sexuality, Lent and Facebook

Roundup: Freedom of religion, problem gambling, sexuality, Lent and Facebook

Freedom of religion and belief research report released

Race Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, has  released the Freedom of Religion and Belief in 21st Century Australia report, the culmination of an extensive nationwide consultation process.

New taskforce takes aim at problem gambling

A new taskforce to fight problem gambling representing all major Christian denominations wants more regulation to reduce the estimated $4.7 billion social cost of problem gambling.

Religious leaders are out of touch with issues of sexuality

A survey has found that, although young people feel their religion is a positive force in their lives, there is a strong feeling that religious leaders are out of touch with issues of sexuality.

Lent: Season of our hypocrisy

From to-do lists to angels in the wilderness

Facebook doesn’t kill churches, churches kill churches

No, Facebook hasn’t killed the church. Churches are doing just fine on that front on their own.

Nurse from rural Zambia awarded Swiss leadership prize

Her actions speak louder than words. A soft-spoken Zambian nurse is spending her retirement years quietly making a difference in the lives of women in her rural community through a project combining income generation, leadership training and health care.

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