Roundup: Sri Lanka, Tolkien, Korea and ecumenism, church attendances, family centre, global economy
Falling church attendances in Australia may have plateaued and churchgoers are considerably happier than ten years ago, according to the five-yearly church “census”.
Andrew Dutney sees the ecumenical significance of the inauguration of a Uniting Church Korean Presbytery.
Jackson absconded with Tolkien’s names and characters and plot elements in order to put forth a very different underlying worldview that in many ways was entirely at odds with that of Tolkien.
Wesley Mission’s Hills Family Centre in Bella Vista will employ two new financial councillors for The Hills area after receiving a $337,668 government grant.
Despite being a wealthy country at one time, Argentina has more recently faced recurring economic crises, persistent fiscal and current account deficits, high inflation, mounting external debt and capital flight.
Western countries kept up pressure on Sri Lanka on Thursday to prosecute killings of civilians and other crimes committed in its 30-year civil war and to investigate continuing grave violations.