Joseph Wakim

Faith

Fast and loose - give up something meaningful for Lent

Joseph Wakim 'What I have given up for Lent'' has become a fashion statement in some social circles.

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Job applicants without correct creed don't have a prayer

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Joseph Wakim It is ironic that our moral pillars are defending their right to lawful discrimination, when they should ostensibly be crusading against this.

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Obligation to respect, not share, our faiths

A general view of Manger Square, outside the Church of the Nativity, the site revered as the birthplace of Jesus, is seen on Christmas eve in the West Bank town of Bethlehem December 24, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)

Joseph Wakim Each Christmas, my family receives more greetings and gifts from my Muslim friends than from fellow Christians. We treasure many handmade cards by Muslim children who do not celebrate Christmas.

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Policies of mandatory celibacy must be reviewed

Joseph Wakim The royal commission into institutional responses to child abuse will not have the authority to review one vexed issue: the mandatory vow of clergy celibacy.

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New era in Muslim advocacy

Wakim. Pat for 18/9/12

Joseph Wakim What do Muslim leaders condemning the Sydney violence have in common with Pope Benedict condemning the Syrian violence?

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Al-Qaeda now a US ally in Syria

A Free Syrian Army member walks at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Aleppo.

Joseph Wakim While we reflect on the 11th anniversary of the al Qaeda attacks on American soil, there is a blinding light that may obscure our view: this sworn enemy now fights hand in hand with the US against...

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We must break the silence that surrounds bikie warfare

Joseph Wakim The antithesis of a cold call is a hot coffee. And this may be the best way to penetrate the wall of silence that has enabled the spate of drive-by shootings as Hells Angels and Nomads escalate their...