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Does established religion have anything to say to a modern world?

March 2003 - Does established religion have anything to say to a modern world?With the current levels of global tension being described as a "clash of civilisations", and strife within Christian churches over issues ranging from the treatment of women to child abuse, what is the role of established religions in a modern Western society like Australia? Is established religion an anachronism or is it still one of the pillars supporting all we do? Is so, which religions and how? If not, what's the alternative?

As churches argue about homosexuality, the congregation moves on
by Stephen Crittenden - 25/03/2003 - 3 comments
Faith continues to form the basis for justice and hope in Western society
by Kameel Majdali - 17/03/2003
Faith cannot be replaced by therapy or self-help manuals - there is more to life
by Peter Sellick - 11/03/2003
Through oppressing women the Church has lost its mission
by Caroline Miley - 10/03/2003
Sometimes, religious figures can do what the prison systems can't
by Bernie Matthews - 3/03/2003
The answers to the great questions of life are not found in religious texts
by Rosslyn Ives - 3/03/2003
The greatest reward lies not in 'religion' but in acceptance of faith
by Bruce Barber - 3/03/2003
Stories, yarns, legends ... these are the stuff of community identity
by Mark Randell - 25/02/2002

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