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World’s Oldest Man Turns 116
Shannon Roberts | 29 April 2013 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Age, Japan
Ten days ago on the 19th of April, the world’s oldest person celebrated his 116th birthday in Kyoto, Japan, becoming the oldest person ever (well at least that we know of!). He was born all the way back in 1897.…

I am Africa, this is my Story
Robert Odero | 29 April 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: africa story
"What is Africa for you?" Everyone loves a good story because they fascinate, edify and humanize us and help us interpret our world. Ultimately, every story represents a certain vision or picture of reality.

A “Must Have” for Every Child’s Personal Library
Jennifer Minicus | 29 April 2013 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: classics, fairy tales, fantasy, short stories
An absolutely charming collection of stories from the woman who wrote the lyrics to "Morning Has Broken."

What is it with celebrities and same-sex marriage?
Blaise Joseph | 28 April 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, Media
The singer Ricky Martin gave his thoughts on same-sex marriage while he was in Australia. Do stories like this get more attention than they deserve?

The pressure of proposing
Tamara Rajakariar | 26 April 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: marriage, public proposal
Somewhere along the way, proposals have become almost bigger and more important than the engagement (and dare I say, marriage?) itself! A topic I’ve been thinking of writing about, it became reinforced today when I read an article titled “Are…

Is religion a public or a private right?
Susan Hanssen | 26 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: American founding principles, religious liberty, rights
Our public debate about religious liberty is missing a clear definition of religion, leading to confusion, frustration, shrill voices, and short tempers.

The case for watching zombie films
Brendan Malone | 26 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: movies, social criticism, zombies
They are a chance to look at society as we know it under the microscope.

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert
Carolyn Moynihan | 26 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Christians, lesbians
An English professor's journey from queer theory to Christian faith.

In Defence of Fantasy
Clare Cannon | 26 April 2013 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adventure, character, fantasy, heroic boys, heroic girls
Many people tell me they don't have time for fantasy. They prefer to keep their mind in the 'real world'.

Madonna, Celebrity Charity and Corruption
Nwachukwu Egbunike | 26 April 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: madonna, malawi, aid, corruption
Madonna, who adopted two children from Malawi, may be on the short-leash of love with her adoptive African country, who now call into question the true motives behind her celebrity-aid efforts. All now mired in controversy...

Six claims on detainee torture, skewered
Christie Thompson | 25 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: 911, detainees, torture, United States
A scathing report on the treatment of detainees by the US refutes key claims defending the use of torture.

Marcus Roberts | 25 April 2013 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: ANZAC Day, Australia, New Zealand
A look at the impact of the First World War on Australia and New Zealand for ANZAC Day.

Therapy for iPad-addicted toddlers
Tamara Rajakariar | 25 April 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: digital detox, iPad addiction, technology
According to a recent article, kids as young as four need “digital detox” therapies to overcome their technological addictions.

USA’s Population Crisis: Hogwash?
Marcus Roberts | 24 April 2013 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: birth rate, environment, fertility rates, immigration, USA
A recent opinion piece in the NYTimes tries to tell us that the USA has no fertility crisis.

State officials keep boy “captive” for four years
Carolyn Moynihan | 24 April 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: homeschooling, parental rights, Sweden
Four years ago a seven-year-old boy was taken from his parents by social welfare officials as the family boarded an international flight. They have hardly seen him since. What on earth had they done?

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