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Good to hear that most people don't feel that a clash of civilisations is inevitable. According to a survey of public attitudes across 27 countries commissioned by Melbourne's The Age newspaper and the BBC World Service and reported in The Age:
19 February 2007
FEATURES
Dr Omnia Marzouk, a physician based in the UK, talks about her spiritual journey to a multifaith, multicultural group. Though speaking as a Muslim, hers are experiences with which anyone can identify.
19 February 2007
NEWSDESK
Keith Neal, faculty member of a Moral Foundations for Democracy training programme in Sierra Leone, tells a London audience a remarkable story of rebuilding trust in a war-torn country.

17 February 2007
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When we started For A Change in 1987 it was the dawn of the age of personal computing. We had three different computer systems that couldn't read each other's disks. Getting text (just plain text, mind you, not fancy Word files with formatting and fonts!) from one machine to another was quite a business, involving hooking up a serial cable and running an arcane program called 'kermit' on each computer.
16 February 2007
REVIEWS
This is world music at its best and for, people used to Western and pop music, a great introduction to the soundscapes of North Africa.
15 February 2007
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It's not often I find myself agreeing with Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but as the war of words between Iran and the USA escalates, one statement caught my eye.
13 February 2007
COMMENTARIES
The year when the scales tipped over climate change: can we generate enough trust between people and groups whose interests traditionally clash to do what must be done?
12 February 2007
LEAD STORY
Climate change and tackling world poverty may be the most important issues facing this generation. But we can only progress these if we can build an 'alliance of civilizations'. Mike Lowe finds out why this new UN initiative is so important.
09 February 2007
FEATURES
The current widespread ideology of individualism endangers our future because it doesn't take into account the relationships which undergird our survival, writes Bishop George Browning
08 February 2007
FEATURES
Leading Muslim-Australian commentator, Waleed Aly, speaks about the challenges of overcoming our egocentricity if we are to build good relationships.
07 February 2007
FEATURES
Award-winning journalist Mary Louise O'Callaghan learned to listen in a whole new way when she married into a traditional Solomon Islands community
07 February 2007
REVIEWS
Shamsul Akmar from Malaysia reviews a new documentary film on Muslim-Christian relations
07 February 2007
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Weekends are exhausting! Yesterday, instead of a relaxing Sunday start we were up at the crack of dawn to get Tom, our eldest, to the a triathlon (swimming, cycling and running) event he was taking part in - along with over 3,000 other kids and at least three times that number of parents and supporters.
05 February 2007
COMMENTARIES
Learning in London from a good friend’s conversion to Islam, I observed large changes in his life-style. Searching for the source of these changes I was drawn to his change in character.
05 February 2007
NEWSDESK
The 40 participants in Initiatives of Change's Los Angeles Forum included educators, professionals, business people and students representing various ethnic, racial and faith communities.
03 February 2007
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01 February 2007
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I think it was William Temple who said that heresy is a failure to embrace both sides of a paradox. I really like that quote because it expresses the paradoxical nature of the spiritual life.
31 January 2007
NEWSDESK
At a time when Lebanon again faces the spectre of civil war, five Lebanese, representing Christian and Muslim communities on opposing sides in the last civil war, spent 10 days in France meeting political and community leaders to explain how they changed and why they are now working for reconciliation and peace.
30 January 2007
COMMENTARIES
Indonesia and the Netherlands: ‘We have a common heritage of 350 years, and we need to look after it. To be able to do that together we need to know and learn from the past and appreciate the viewpoint of the other.’
29 January 2007
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We had some friends over on Saturday - Sue, Jobst, Josh and Alex. As with many of our friendships it started with our kids making friends at school, and then extended to the adults.
28 January 2007
NEWSDESK
Nearly 300 community leaders and activists from Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, including 22 from Fiji, attended the 'Australia as a Neighbour' conference 12-16 January looking at the twin themes of relationships between communities in Australia and the role Australia plays in the region.
26 January 2007
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Our family has never had a dishwashing machine, and when we moved into our new house just after Christmas it was one of the things I was looking forward to installing...
25 January 2007
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It will be Australia Day soon (January 26) and the organisers of a major rock festival - Big Day Out - traditionally held around this time have banned the Australian Flag because of fears it will be used by racist trouble-makers...
24 January 2007
COMMENTARIES
‘How are you?’ is a greeting, not a question. Simply to greet another person, to recognise that person, is to partake of the sacrament of peace.
23 January 2007
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Just returned from a few days camping with my oldest son, aged 12. The trip was designed as a 'rite of passage' to mark the end of primary school and start of secondary school. Thanks to some unusual wet and windy weather (and a leaking tent), the trip had the necessary ingredients of overcoming hardship together.
23 January 2007
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