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For the love of truth: Politics as a moral vocation

Shimon Cowen – ABC Religion and Ethics – 9 May 2012 (Source: http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2012/05/09/3498817.htm) Politics, understood as a moral vocation, requires humility to accept truth – and being wary of the prejudices that might lead one to dismiss it or the fears that might keep one from affirming it. Over the years, I have frequently studied a famous essay by the ... Read More »

A Drop in the Ocean: The Mission of New Zealand & Fiji

Introduction Not too recently, we at Mode of Life stumbled across an old 2008 Pocket Calendar/Directory of the Holy Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Zealand and Oceania. Upon looking through this particular item we were struck by images and brief citations speaking of the efforts to establish Eastern Orthodox Christian parishes on the islands of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. In ... Read More »