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Can there be peace?

Can there be peace between Palestine and Israel? After everything we have heard and seen and continue to witness, can peace really be restored, given all the history and issues between these two nations? Will these two nations ever live in peace with each other? Do they belong to each other?

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The Bible is our best self-help book

We live in a time when values in our families are eroding: values such as respect for our elders, decency in speech and in the manner of doing things, honesty, prudence, fidelity, the “fear of God”.

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Assumption reading disappoints

Fr Bonaventure Hinwood OMI, Pretoria I was seriously disappointed when I listened to the first reading for the Mass of the Assumption to find that they have left out the second part of the opening sentence.

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Biography of Hymns: ‘How Great Thou Art’

Sweden’s gifts to the world of music include pop giants ABBA, the great soprano Birgit Nilson, the classical composer Carl Michael Bellman — and one of the world’s most beloved hymn. “How Great Thou Art” has topped many polls of favourite hymns, most notably one conducted by the BBC’s Songs of Praise programme.

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How can we fix SA’s economy?

On August 7, I listened with great interest when Jeff Radebe , the minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, released the government’s comprehensive framework for implementing the National Development Plan (NDP) over the next five years.

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10 years of Bible Sunday

BY BR MIKE CHALMERS Next week the Church in Southern Africa will mark annual Bible Week, followed by Bible Sunday on August 31. BR MIKE CHALMERS explains why these events are important.

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