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Take care not to co-opt soldiers’ and civilians’ deaths

At Anzac Day it is common to set the deaths of the soldiers at Gallipoli into the context of a larger cause. Early war memorials declared their deaths to be for God, King and Country. Later comment frames them teleologically as shaping a template of national identity and of the national character.

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Handshake between Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, on the right, and Catherine Ashton

Palm Sunday massacre: 44 dead as Daesh targets Coptic Pope

At least 44 people have been killed after terrorists linked to Daesh detonated bombs at two Coptic churches in Egypt. The blasts took place yesterday (Sunday) – a day when both eastern and western Christian traditions celebrated Palm Sunday.

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Waiting for the trickle down effect

Concluding the Senate debate on company tax changes which will allow a tax break to corporations with a turnover up to $50 million per annum, Senator Mathias Cormann, the Minister for Finance, told the Senate on 30 March 2017:

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New Director for the Anglican Centre, Rome

The former Primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi, Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, has been appointed as the Representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome. He succeeds Archbishop David Moxon who retires in June.

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I’m dizzily in love with Australia.

As I travelled 30,000km around Australia, I found so much to love about it. But understanding our history means reconciling with our First Peoples.

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