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It has become an Aboriginal campfire classic. Kids in American inner-city public schools sing it in choir. Chris Gibson unpacks the mystery and enduring appeal of The Church’s Under the Milky Way.
The Hebridean island of Scalpay, near Harris, where around 80% of locals are Gaelic speakers.
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Scottish Gaelic psalm singing is an important part of the language and culture, but this centuries-old tradition is now becoming endangered.
Saint James the Lesser is believed to have been martyred in AD 70.
The mix-up might be explained by the rush to remove sacred remains to Rome some 1,700 years ago.
The freedom to choose one’s clothes is key to sartorial experimentation. In the late 1920s, the Catholic Register wrote that these swimsuits were indecent.
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Powerful forces in Québec have long kept tabs on women’s dress codes, and therefore women’s bodies.
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are helping change the top-down nature of organised Christianity.
Under the Milky Way is an iconic Australian song.
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