The sixth anniversary of the Bali Bombings which claimed 202 lives, including 88 Australians, is a cataylst to reflect. To feel deep sympathy for the families and friends of the victims, and for the people of Bali whose world was irrevocably changed by the event. But also to examine our attitude towards the bombers awaiting “justice” on death row.
Pixar’s latest creation Wall-E, is a must see. It’s a movie you’re going to want to bring into the classroom and use as the basis for a whole RAVE unit. Yes, Wall-E is a kids sci-fi movie. It’s a story about how humanity has left the planet heaped in garbage, so there’s an environmental message. But bigger themes – like […]
Teaching young people values is key to them finding a sense of purpose and living fulfilled lives, writes CATHERINE SYMS, in press.co.nz on 8 September 2008.
Would the world be better off without religion? That was the proposition debated in the Herald’s Intelligence Squared Australia (IQ2 Oz) Series, on 19 August in Sydney. The three arguements “for” and three “against” the proposition would make interesting viewing in class as an introduction to contrasting contemporary perspectives towards religion.
Several people have enquired if there is a way of getting copies of the 6 part SBS documentary series mY Generation. The series put Australian youth under the spotlight to reveal what they really think and feel about the big issues; religion, politics, adulthood, housing and community engagement.
The Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, addressed a plenary session at the recent Lambeth Conference on the idea of covenant. For a profoundly transformative way of thinking about what the role of religion might be today – even in our secular society – I encourage you to read the whole talk.
Humans have always wrestled with the idea of a supreme being. Originally produced by The History Channel, this 93 minute film, based on Karen Armstrong’s acclaimed A History of God, traces that timeless quest. This is a valuable teaching resource that examines the evolution and interrelation of the various Jewish, Christian and Islamic interpretations of the divine within different cultural […]