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Euthanasia: Morality or money?

Alan J. Scott:  Late in 2017, State parliaments in NSW and Victoria debated assisted dying (euthanasia) legislation, with Victoria sanctioning this action and NSW opposing it. The word ‘euthanasia’ comes from two Greek words eu and thanatos that together mean a ‘good’, or perhaps a ‘gentle’, death but the way the word is used today […]

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‘I want to be straight’: Same sex marriage is homophobic

Rock Chugg: I wanna be straight Come out of the cold and Do what I’m told and Don’t deviate  – Ian Dury and the Blockheads Assimilated ‘equality’ In the light of current public controversy, which to the thoughtful ear-witness can sound like a familiar 1980s row between Mary Whitehouse and her alter ego, the subtitle […]

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Chasms and bridges: Religion and secularity in a polarised world

Rosemary Hancock, The University of Notre Dame Australia & Alan Nixon, Western Sydney University. On 29 September 2017, the Sociology of Religion Thematic Group and Western Sydney University’s Religion and Society Research Cluster co-hosted a symposium titled Chasms and bridges: Religion and secularity in a polarised world. Twenty-two sociologists gathered at the new Western Sydney […]

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