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Australian Bushfires: When Prayers and Thoughts Aren't Enough

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Photos of orange-tinged New Zealand skylines have been lighting my social media newsfeed, with friends writing messages of goodwill in a show of solidarity with  Australia, as the country continues to battle large bushfires sweeping across three states—New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia.

Brexit Is Imminent, But Let's Not Fret

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On 12 December, the UK headed to the polls for its general election, with the Conservative party securing 365 out of 650 seats in the parliament, giving Boris Johnson and his government the mandate to “get Brexit done”.

When Giants of the Faith Fall: Why It Matters

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“Not again!” I thought when I read that the founder and CEO of Relevant Media Group, Cameron Strang, has come under fire for creating a racially insensitive work environment. The 43-year-old was alleged to be a toxic boss who exhibited “various levels of high-handedness, shouting fits and racially insensitive slights”.

Hong Kong Protests: When the Streets I Knew Turned to Turmoil

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This past Sunday, my husband, son, and I found ourselves in the vicinity of a protest march. It was in the neighborhood I had grown up in, and I was amused watching crowds of people dressed in black peacefully wind their way through the streets.

Jesus Doesn’t Celebrate the 4th of July

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When my plane touched down at my port of entry to the United States after four months of studying abroad, I made my way with the crowds to the customs and immigration line. Right away, my eyes fell on the label for a special, dedicated line that read, “US CITIZENS”.

When Social Media Determined A Teen's Death

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On 13 May 2019, 16-year-old Davia Emilia from Malaysia posted on social media expressing her weariness at life. Via an Instagram story, she requested that her followers vote on whether she should continue living or die.

Another School Shooting: How Many More Tuesdays Will I Read About Senseless Killings?

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On 30 April 2019, a gunman burst into a lecture hall on University of North Carolina Charlotte’s campus on the last day of classes for the semester. The students were giving final presentations when the gunman started shooting.

Sri Lanka Easter Bombings: How Should We Respond?

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I was at my packed church on Easter Sunday (Apr 21) in the central hills of Sri Lanka when a friend told me that bombs were going off at church services around the country.

Should Israel Folau Have Said What He Said? - Part 2

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About a year ago, Israel Folau made a post on his personal Instagram account that polarized the rugby world and the Australian public.