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A Discussion with Rabbi Lawrence and Bishop Fisher - "What is Right?"

Last edited 18th September 2014

What is right? How can we have the ability to identify right and wrong? A discussion with Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence Senior Rabbi at the Great Synagogue Sydney & Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, who was at the time of this event the Bishop of Parramatta Diocese.

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A Conversation about Atheism

Last edited 2nd April 2014

1 April has become known as "World Atheist Day" - so in today's feature, we are going to look at the meaning of atheism, arguments for and against the existence of God, and examine some of the reasoning of modern day "celebrity" atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Peter Singer.

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Is Love all we Need? The Pitfalls of Same-Sex Marriage

Last edited 26th August 2013

In this public lecture titled "Is Love all we Need? The Pitfalls of Same-Sex Marriage", Patrick Langrell, the Chaplaincy Convenor at The University of Notre Dame Australia, gives a philosophical account of love. Patrick discusses what marital love looks like, and the implications it has for the debate surrounding same-sex "marriage".

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Tradition: Friend or Foe of Freedom? A Public Debate.

Last edited 4th July 2013

Is tradition a concept used to defend backward ideas and ancient traditions, or is it a quiet reminder of values we should hold precious? In this public debate moderated by ABC Radio National's Phillip Adams, philosophers Mark Kingwell and John Haldane exchange ideas on the future of tradition in the Western world.

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When is a Human Being a "Person"? Bishop Comensoli comments on Peter Singer's view of Human Life

Last edited 16th November 2012

On Monday 13 August 2012, ethicist Peter Singer appeared on Australia's live Q&A television program, during which he responded to questions on a variety of topics. During the program, Singer stated that he believes people with severe disabilities have a “lesser right to life”. He bases this conclusion on the claim that while they are human beings, they are not “human persons” in the same sense as you or I, because they are not capable of reasoning.

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Catholic Intellectual Life and the Universities - Address by Cardinal George Pell

Last edited 6th April 2011

As part of a series of talks held at Notre Dame University in Sydney, called 'Bishops Speaking Out', Cardinal George Pell delivered an address on 'Catholic Intellectual Life and the Universities'. In this speech Cardinal Pell addresses the view that our society is 'secular and rational', and critics the myth that Catholic teachings are opposed to rational thought. Listen to his full speech here on Xt3!

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The Truth Will Set You Free - Part 2 - with Cardinal Pell

Last edited 29th June 2009

Part 2 of a workshop in Truth, Hayden Ramsay goes through some different opinions on the truth by youth, followed by an address by His Eminence Cardinal Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, at the Sydney CYS 'Pentacost Consultation Night', 18 February 2009.

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The Truth Will Set You Free - Part 1 - with Hayden Ramsay

Last edited 29th June 2009

With an introduction by Cardinal George Pell, this talk is by philosopher Hayden Ramsay at the Sydney CYS 'Pentecost Consultation Night', 18 February 2009.

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Normal is not normal anymore. History has made you a disciple!

Last edited 11th June 2009

Professor Hayden Ramsey from Notre Dame University in Sydney issues a profound challenge to young people on our role as instruments of change in the world today! Very inspiring.

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Investigating Faith & Reason - Creston College

Last edited 7th July 2009

Panel discussion on the current philosophical trends challenging an absolute truth. 3 presentations (with Q&As): 1) Positivism - "Old age & value of life" ; 2) Relativism - 'I am the way, the truth & the life'; 3) 'Freedom & Truth'. Hosted by Creston College at WYD08.  Comment here

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