Hard work and some hate mail – you experience both when you care about the culture you live in and advocate for those who are harmed by the worst of it. So in the midst of busy days and full lives, why should we care about the culture we live in? Why not leave it to the professional activists, rather than getting entangled in difficult … Continue reading 3 reasons to care about the culture you live in
I believe that there is right and wrong and that we are responsible for our choices. I believe that there is right and wrong and that we can repent of our choices. I believe in the redemption narrative. It weaves its way through history, taking the hardest of hearts and simultaneously softening and strengthening. It takes the worst of behaviour and turns chaff into gold, ashes into … Continue reading And with mercy, redemption
By Ruth Limkin You’ve probably heard about it by now, as it’s been picked up in both social media and mainstream media. Two philosophers working in Australian universities published an article in the British Medical Journal, arguing that it is morally defensible to kill newborns. They contend that whether the child has an illness, chromosomal condition such as Down Syndrome, or whether the mother is … Continue reading What’s the fuss about killing newborns?
By Ruth Limkin Graham Clarke is a friend. After reading my recent post about Tomic, he tweeted something very kind that made me laugh out loud, saying “A dose of @ruthlimkin is like stepping on my bathroom scales – uncomfortable but a worthwhile reality check.” It made my day. So, if you’re up for a dose of breadandjustice regularly, there’s now an app for that! It’s free, and … Continue reading breadandjustice – there’s an app for that
By Ruth Limkin I’m intrigued. Today I read the following statement by a NSW Greens MP, David Shoebridge, “It is simply wrong that individuals can accumulate an unlimited number of deadly weapons with next to no scrutiny.” Shoebridge is introducing legislation into the NSW parliament to limit the number of guns that can legally be owned. It seems the magic figure is three, although why he … Continue reading How many guns are too many guns? What’s wrong, what’s right, and why it matters.
By Ruth Limkin News. There’s been plenty of it over the last week. I’ve had lots of really good news in a professional capacity. A complex, time sensitive and compliance dependant project was completed successfully and on time. Key volunteers and supporters have been added to the team for another portfolio, along with some needed financial support. Personally, there’s been lots of good news as well. … Continue reading Very, very good news
By Ruth Limkin The tragedy is almost too much. Perhaps it actually is. The heartbreaking news from a Melbourne hospital detailed an abortion that took the life of a healthy twin at 32 weeks gestation. It had been meant to take the life of the twin whom doctors had diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. The article read: A friend of the woman said the … Continue reading Weeping softly: why we should never abandon women
By Ruth Limkin Yesterday was RU OK? day. It’s a brilliant, catchy way of reminding people to talk about depression, suicide, and getting help. We don’t really talk a lot about suicide, but we should, because it’s happening with a frightening regularity. The thing most likely to kill an Australian under 40 is themselves. That’s a devastating statistic. It takes my breath away sometimes when I … Continue reading R U (still) OK?
By Ruth Limkin The picture was confronting, a woman in a wedding dress, and hanging out of a window. A man’s arms were around her neck and shoulders. At first it was reminiscent of those uncomfortable ‘baby dangling’ photos of Michael Jackson several years ago. The look of distress on her face was clear. Yet the man, who at first glance seemed to be choking … Continue reading Broken brides
By Ruth Limkin I recently heard something that Hitler said, and I cannot escape it. I’ve reflected on it several times even today. It’s this….. “What luck for rulers that men do not think.” – Adolf Hitler. We are each given a portion of time, energy and influence with which to make a difference to those around us. We all have the opportunity to exercise … Continue reading What I learnt from Hitler