Roundup: Freedom of religion, problem gambling, sexuality, Lent and Facebook
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.
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.
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.
From to-do lists to angels in the wilderness
No, Facebook hasn’t killed the church. Churches are doing just fine on that front on their own.
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.