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.

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.

Meanwhile, outside the school bathroom…
25 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: black America, men, unemployment
…millions of boys are preparing for unemployment and prison. Who cares?

Give Elsa a girlfriend? No, give the kids a break
18 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Disney, Frozen, LGBT activism
The campaign for Frozen 2 politicises children’s entertainment, and that’s unfair.

Just Start: fighting material and spiritual hunger
17 May 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: poverty, Year of Mercy
Outreach to the hungry and homeless in Manila and Russia.

Young believers and the forces of secularism
10 May 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Christianity, religious education, secularism
A new study points to anti-Christian prejudice in English schools.

Home-makers: a few minutes of your time, please
26 Apr 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: work of the home
The Global Home Index wants to hear from 500 Australians (and others) how they value the work of the home.

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