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While the many exploits of the seafarers who mapped the world have been well documented, those of their cats have not. This new book provides a cat’s-eye view of maritime history.

Bishop Michael Curry, famous for preaching at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, has joined forces with a diverse collection of Christian leaders to launch a Jesus-centred campaign of love.

A fun tongue-in-cheek music video sending up the Backstreet Boys, created by a church team from Sydney, has made it onto national TV.

Australia is facing a rubbish and recycling crisis of enormous proportions. Our addiction to a throwaway culture is catching up with us.

On the one hand, the Laurel-Yanny debate is a proof of relativism. You have your truth and I have mine. But on the other hand, it can also function as proof of objective truth—because everyone still hears two syllables and the same vowels.

It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds, according to some futurists. The technology exists; it’s only the moral codes of Western powers that have so far stopped that horse from bolting, they say.

Ronald Henderson famously chaired a Commission of Inquiry into Poverty in the early 1970’s. Following the release of the Commission’s reports, the ‘Henderson Poverty Line’ became the standard used by researchers to gauge progress in the community.

The United Nations recently declared that the world currently faces humanitarian crisis at a scale not seen since the end of World War II. More than 20 million people are facing starvation and famine.

When Open House asked prominent Australian business leader Wendy Simpson about the #metoo phenomenon the result was unexpected.

What is life like when you have been held in offshore detention for four years, with little to no hope of permanent resettlement?


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