Roundup: Norway, climate science, the Middle East, homelessness, education

Roundup: Norway, climate science, the Middle East, homelessness, education

The pastoral response continues in Norway

In the ten days since the terror attacks in Norway, pastors and church workers have played a major role in caring for the survivors and the victims’ families, with churches opened for people seeking comfort and community.

The Norwegian massacre

Thoughtful Christians are now very aware of the need for sensitive Christian witness in a multi-religious world and the importance of positive relationships with people of other faiths.

Why climate scientists are so perturbed

An accessible summary of the inexorable mathematics at the root of the climate-change problem.

The story behind the story in the Middle East

The Middle East and North Africa area remains a vast and heterogeneous region of turbulence, confusion, hope, dread, reform, stand-off, contradiction, expectation, frustration, life and death.

Homelessness is not always so visible

This week is National Homeless Persons’ Week, with the theme ‘Diversity in Homelessness’ emphasising that “homelessness engages diverse people, from diverse addresses for diverse reasons.”

Education liberalises religious views

A new study says education doesn’t drive people away from God — it gives them a more liberal attitude about who’s going to heaven.

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