MercatorNet: promoting human dignity

Carolyn Moynihan

Carolyn Moynihan is a New Zealand journalist with a special interest in family issues. She began her working life as a secondary school teacher but always fancied the life of the scribe. Too late, she realised that the latter is even more work than teaching Shakespeare to 15-year-olds and the pay is generally less. Being a reluctant geek, she has never quite got over the surprise of finding herself the deputy editor of an online magazine—a pleasant sensation for the most part.

She once wrote a book—the history of New Zealand’s own anti-porn movement in its heyday—for which she got mixed reviews and no awards. She lives in the country’s largest city, Auckland, which is three hours by plane from Sydney—the hub of MercatorNet—and too far for comfort from anywhere else of importance. Still, it is a very nice vantage point from which to meddle in the affairs of the world.

Are the kids all right? Ask them when they are adults
4 Jul 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Add Health, depression, same-sex parenting
A new study finds half of adults raised in same-sex households depressed.

Independent Britain has to fix its broken family culture
24 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Brexit, family values
How Britannia can once more rule the wave.

Murder and intrigue at the seaside
20 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: book lists, crime novels
MercatorNet readers reveal their favourite crime reads for the beach.

Jo Cox: looking at refugees with a mother’s heart
17 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: obituaries, refugees
The murdered British MP wanted Britain to take more child refugees.

Body shaming: it’s about more than shape
17 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: body image, sexual exploitation, women's dignity
A ban on certain ads in London leaves a basic issue unaddressed.

Saxum: building peace in the Holy Land
16 Jun 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Holy Land, Saxum Conference Centre
A new pilgrimage centre is an act of faith in a multi-religious future for the region.

Keeping sex for marriage helps marriages last the distance
13 Jun 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: divorce, marriage values, virginity
A new study confirms that virgin brides have the lowest divorce rates.

Generosity is… taking six children into your family
8 Jun 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family values
Faith and friendship flower in a heroic gesture.

Whodunnits: readers’ choice of beach books
7 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: book lists, crime novels, summer reading, thrillers
Which crime or mystery thriller should we pack to take on holiday?

Even a silver-backed gorilla is not worth more than a child
31 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal welfare, great apes
Although the hysteria about the shooting of Harambe suggests otherwise.

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