Just Good Company
A Cyberjournal of Religion and Culture
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In this issue we highlight the second issue of the Australian Ejournal of Theology (AEJT), a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary Ejournal sponsored by the Sub-Faculty of Philosophy and Theology within Australian Catholic University. It focuses on scholarly exchange within the Australian theological community. Its aim is to be both ecumenical and interdisciplinary. Scholarly contributions are welcomed from all relevant disciplines including the humanities, philosophy, arts, sciences, ethical and legal studies, sociology and history.

Other New Links in This Issue

Critical Reflections on Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ: edited by Ingrid Shafer.

GIBSON AGONISTES: Anatomy of a Neo-Manichean Vision of Jesus by Mahlon H Smith.

GIBSON AGONISTES: Anatomy of a Neo-Manichean Vision of Jesus by Mahlon H Smith. (PDF version edited with introduction by Ingrid H. Shafer)

Mel Gibson's Passion and Fascism's Piety of Pain: by Matthew Fox.

Jesus the Jew by Rabbi Michael Lerner: Gibson's "The Passion" has unleashed a centuries-old debate about anti-Semitism and the Church. In Jesus the Jew, Tikkun editor Michael Lerner reclaims Jesus as a Jewish Renewal teacher whose legacy was twisted into a horrendous history of hatred against Jews.

Radical Conviviality And The Gospel Jesus: by Thomas More.

Sectarian Catholicism and Mel Gibson: by Michael G. Lawler from the Journal of Religion and Film.

Just Good Books

Prayers To An Evolutionary God : by William Cleary

George W. Bush & the Unreligious Right – A Hard Look at Biblical Principles and Conservative Policies and a Challenge to Evangelicals by a Biblical Christian: by Joseph J. Martos

Continuing Good Connections

AMERICA Magazine: A weekly magazine for thinking Catholics published by Jesuits

Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church (ARCC): Founded in 1980, ARCC has been devoted to structural church reform needed to confront injustice in the church, and then the world. ARCC consistently presses for participatory church governance structures that will end outdated practices of unilateral, unaccountable privilege and lack of transparency that have been typical of monarchies. Extensive collection of documents.

Call to Action Online: CTA works for the kind of church personified by Pope John XXIII, glimpsed at the Second Vatican Council, outlined at the US Bishops' 1976 Call To Action conference, proclaimed by 20,000 signers in CTA's "Call for Reform in the Catholic Church" (New York Times, Ash Wednesday, 1990) and encouraged by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin in his Catholic Common Ground initiative.

Call to Action News (an example from December, 2002): Jesuit theologian Roger Haight of Cambridge, Mass., though still banned from teaching by the Vatican, painted a serenely idealistic scenario in which the American Catholic experience will change universal Church doctrine in four key areas: religious freedom, the role of women, the place of laity, and openness to other religions.

CathNews, A Service of Catholic Resources: The Catholic Resources website provides a daily news service which is available via email, prayer and meditation, descriptions of and links to Christian sites and information on products available through Church Resources. Catholic Resources hopes to build the most influential Catholic site in Australia through providing a unique range of interactive resources to meet the needs of Australian Catholics and those interested in Christianity.

Catholic News Service: The mission of Catholic News Service is the mission of the Church itself – to spread the Gospel through contemporary means of communication. Our mission is to perform this task by reporting the news which affects Catholics in their everyday lives. Some of that news is good and some is bad, but it is what readers need to know in order to work for salvation. They need to know that there are saints in the making in the Church today and they need to know that there are sinners too. Our mission is to report fully, fairly and freely about the involvement of the Church in the world today.

Catholic Online - CCN News & Media: Catholic Communications Network

Catholic World News: From the Catholic World News website:
“In order to preserve editorial freedom – and to be able to provide forthright coverage of sensitive issues – CWNews.com has chosen to remain completely independent. Unlike other Catholic news services, CWNews.com receives no subsidies.”

Commonweal: A Review of Religion, Politics, and Culture, edited by Catholic lay people since 1924

Company Online! A Magazine of the U.S. Jesuits: A Web version of Company, a print magazine of the Jesuits of the United States offering News, Features, Books, and References from the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) on its ministries, friends, history, and members

Cristianisme i Justícia: Debate de temas fronterizos de justícia, cultura, tercer y cuarto mundo, sociedad, migraciones, etc. desde la óptica de la fe cristiana.

Cristianisme i Justícia: Forums on: justice, culture, third and fourth world, society, migrations, etc. from the viewpoint of Christian faith.

Espacio Sagrado: los Jesuitas irlandeses: "Te invitamos a que hagas un Espacio Sagrado en tu día, y que pases diez minutos orando aquí y ahora, con la ayuda de esta guía en tu pantalla y con el pasaje de la Escritura escogida especialmente para cada día."

ICN Independent Catholic News: ICN is the first daily Catholic on-line news service in the UK. This site is run by Catholic journalists based in London, England. There are also more than a dozen regular contributors around the world.

Journal of Ecumenical Studies: The Journal of Ecumenical Studies has been publishing articles that explore the cutting edge of ecumenical and interreligious dialogue issues since 1964, when JES was co-founded by Arlene and Leonard Swidler.

NCR Online.org: The National Catholic Reporter is an independent newsweekly that is frequently the first to report on serious issues important to thinking Catholics and the first place to find open, honest and ongoing discussion of those issues.

Religion & Culture: Meeting the Challenge of Pluralism — Resource Guide, 2003: This resource guide was created in response to suggestions from journalists seeking new, varied, and accessible sources on religion, society, and culture.

Sacred Space: Prayer site run by the Irish Jesuits offering a daily prayer in 17 languages.

SALT: Salt Publishing produces the bimonthly journal SALT, a journal dedicated to preserving freedom of inquiry and thought within the Catholic Church.