The NewsStand

Your new weekly selection of news, views and articles of interest from Australia and overseas

March 14 2018 

Church to be ‘climate champions’

Pacific Anglican leaders, at their Fono (gathering) in Suva, promise action in a region where climate change is all-too-evident.


Oceania Anglican Fono communique: Voyaging together in Christ, in the Simplicity of the Gospel

Anglican Primates declare their commitment to tackle climate change, work to reduce violence against women and children, improve disaster relief and preparedness, and build the capacity of the Church's leadership.


Three Trinity school council members stand down, watchdog to probe deputy headmaster's sacking

The Kew Anglican school makes changes at the top as the controversy continues.


Stephen Hawking: What one of the world's most brilliant minds said about God, aliens, black holes and Trump

The life and views of the renowned physicist are remembered after his death in Cambridge, aged 76. 


Princess Diana beats the Virgin Mary to be named the nation's ideal mother, Church of England poll finds

The Queen and former US First Lady Michelle Obama also rank more highly than the Mother of Jesus, according to this survey.


New book claims Jesus Christ may have been unattractive or even disfigured

A British historian challenges the images of Jesus created over the centuries, based on Biblical descriptions and studies of the skeletal remains of men from the Holy Land.


Tin church rises from the dead

Louise Kennerley produces a charming photographic portrait in The Sydney Morning Herald of a NSW bush church and its congregation with an interesting back-story.


SA Indigenous Bishop Chris McLeod on the 10th Anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations

Adelaide Assistant Bishop McLeod, who is of Gurindji descent, offers this very personal perspective on a landmark event in Australian history.


How video games can be used in church

Video games can create spaces that address wide-ranging topics in imaginative and meaningful ways, according to a theologically trained, tech-savvy journalist in this piece in The Guardian


Archbishop of Canterbury meets Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

Archbishop Justin Welby hosts one of the world's most intriguing and controversial leaders at his London home. Read about it and see the photos from the meeting at Lambeth Palace.