Tag Archives: materialism
Is this a dangerous idea that could change the world?
As I was reading and reflecting this morning, my mind went back to a recent “Q&A” held at the Sydney Opera House during the Festival of Dangerous ideas. An audience member Lisa asked the panel members, “What is the dangerous … Continue reading
What makes life worth living?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpUxIynUA7Q Andrew, a good friend of mine sent me a link for a conference with Miroslav Volf to be held in Sydney next year. He’s not the first to recommend signing up. Knowing I had to respond, I started watching … Continue reading
Reflecting on the life of Nelson Mandella
From the moment I heard that Nelson Mandella died I was taken by the expressions of grief by famous people and the outpouring of grief that affected so many Australians. His death certainly caused me to reflect on what caused … Continue reading
Lost in a dairy dilemma
This headline in the Herald Sun, this morning (29/11), in the column by John Beveridge (In the Black) caught my attention. It concerns the takeover battle for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory, involving Canadian dairy giant Saputo, Murrray Goulburn, Australia’s … Continue reading
The Ethical Case for Guest Workers and Migrants
Some of us in AMEP have been thinking about a media engagement event that would seek to attract an audience of people who might have voted a particular way on the “Stop the Boats” drive in the recent election, but … Continue reading
What will guide Australia? “Dogma” or “free enquiry”?
This week I came across two media pieces. One was a Ted Talk by Dr Rupert Sheldrake, biologist from the UK, in which he talked about deeply entrenched conflict in the heart of international science. Sheldrake defines science as a … Continue reading