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Defending children against eroticised adult culture
Zac Alstin | 05 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: marriage, sexual revolution, sexualisation of children
The time has come for parents to take on the culture of sexualisation of young children.


The Girl Effect: making boys invisible
Carolyn Moynihan | 05 October 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: girls, population control, poverty
“Hey there! It’s us again. We have a situation on our hands, and the clock is ticking.” So begins a terrific little video from a campaign called The Girl Effect. Technically it’s a hit; but the message -- that’s something…


How do you say “crocodile tears” in Spanish?
Michael Cook | 05 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Guatemala, research, STDs, Tuskagee
Sixty years ago US researchers infected 696 Guatemalans with syphilis. Today, poverty and ignorance are still being exploited there.


A slippery slope to forced euthanasia?
Bill Muehlenberg | 05 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: ageing population, euthanasia, over-population
Pressure for legalising euthanasia has been stepped up in Australia by the pro-euthanasia Greens.


The new orthodoxy of “knowledge professionals”
Sheila Liaugminas | 04 October 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Catholic Church, Catholic teaching, human dignity, religion reporters
The Religion Newswriters Association held their annual meeting recently. Their keynote speaker challenged them: be honest.


Why Australia (and the world) needs a renewed culture of marriage
Allan C. Carlson | 04 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: common good, freedom, marriage, natural law
At least so we can enjoy marriage jokes again; at most because liberty itself is at stake.


Silly Bandz – ridiculous and addictive
Katie Hinderer | 03 October 2010 | TIGER PRINT
tags: bracelet, fashion, trends
Have Silly Bandz become popular in your part of the world? This summer they were all the rage here in the USA. The little plastic bracelets (and now rings) are created in some specific shape – a shape they go…


Heart over head religion
Sheila Liaugminas | 02 October 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Pew Forum, religious literacy
Quick, name the Ten Commandments (the Golden Rule isn’t one of them). The four Gospel writers? The first book of the Bible….?


“Economics is not a morality play” And so?
Alejo Jose G. Sison | 01 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: business ethics, economics, recession
An ethicist challenges a leading economist's claim that the market is necessarily amoral.


Where children’s moral sense starts
Mary Rice Hasson | 01 October 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: attachment, character education, morality, parenting
Kids increasingly lack “moral sense.” But why? And what can we do about it?


Untethered to logic and natural law
Sheila Liaugminas | 01 October 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion, Barack Obama, human dignity, language, logic

"To say that safeguards for individual liberty do not have any intrinsic worth is to say that individual liberty does not have any intrinsic worth. To say that individual liberty does not have any intrinsic worth is to say…



The Darwinian world of brand marketing
Denyse O'Leary | 01 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolutionary psychology, marketing
An author’s “triggers to persuasion and captivation” read more like the seven deadly sins.


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