Manufacturing one prodigy, let alone two, seems a risky business. Horror stories abound about tennis parents chasing vicarious glory through the offspring they sacrifice to stardom.
Australia should be in a permanent “state of repentance” over the dispossession and injustices Indigenous people have endured, according to one Melbourne vicar.
Missionaries need to be aware of the effects of “big empire” colonialism, a Church Missionary Society conference has been told.
AN ONLINE monument acknowledging the violent dispossession of Aboriginal people features a daily format, partly inspired by the Anglican and Catholic traditions daily reflective offerings.
Australia still lacks the creative and courageous leadership it needs for its Indigenous people to be included in “the greatness that is Australia”, says Indigenous journalist Stan Grant – and Indigenous people are suffering today as a result of a longstanding racism in Australia that is “a deep, deep stain on the soul of the nation”.