Roundup: Pokies, hunger, Occupy, Luther

Roundup: Pokies, hunger, Occupy, Luther

Pokies reform

The aggressive campaign by the clubs against Andrew Wilkie’s poker machine reforms appears to be having some success. According to a Herald Neilsen poll today, a bare majority of 52% in NSW still support mandatory pre-commitment technology. But it was 66% back in April. The Rev. Harry Herbert comments.

Governments called on to tackle the root causes of global hunger

International development agency Oxfam has called upon governments meeting at the UN’s Committee on World Food Security in Rome to show the political will and take action to tackle the root causes of hunger.

Structures and transcendence

Can Occupy be the megachurch of the left? Should it be?

Martin Luther’s accidental revolution

When Luther insisted that ‘I can do no other’, he was defending not his freedom of will but his lack of freedom to believe and to act.


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