It’s not always about demons.
The Vatican has announced a training course to meet growing demand for exorcists.
Songwriters such as Nick Cave (pictured) and the late Yolngu star Gurrumul have often drawn on the scriptures in their work.
In less than two generations, the proportion of Australians who never pick up a Bible has leapt to seven out of ten. But a robust biblical literacy can help us decode creative works and understand the past.
Cory Bernardi announces the recruitment of the Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton to his Australian Conservatives political party.
Despite attempts to import its ideas, evangelical Christianity has never held the same political appeal in Australia as it does in the United States.
A Presbyterian church in Belfast.
Twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement, churches have tended to marginalise the mavericks who helped bring about peace.
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What would our church and society look like if we were confronted with the reality that the body hung on the cross was brown?
Christ as depicted in the film Jesus of Montreal.
Christ can't simply be seen as a religious figure when his life and teaching were so political.
A shepherd with his flock in the Netherlands.
Humans have long been trying differentiate themselves from the rest of the biological world. Is it because we're superior, or just insecure?
Cut from the same Christian cloth?
Putin and Trump both invoke a kind of religion that emphasises a past golden age, rather than shared practices of church attendance and piety.
Previous plans to adapt
Blood Meridian had envisioned casting Vincent D'Onofrio as “judge Holden.”
Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy’s famous novel, may be unfilmable – not because of its gruesome violent tale of U.S. imperialism in the Southwest, but because its religious vision is terrifying.
The principle argument as to why women should remove the niqab in court seems compelling, but it is based on flawed assumptions.
Syrian refugees arrive to start a new life in Germany.
Refugees hold religious prejudices against each other too – separating them by religion is not the answer.
Stained glass depicting the legend of Jews stealing sacramental bread, in the Cathedral of Brussels.
Antisemitic incidents are on the rise across the globe. To understand this modern hatred we need to look into the past and understand its origins.
The road to same-sex marriage within churches is likely to be a long one indeed.
Even though more than half of Australia's Christians are in favour of marriage equality, churches have been slow to allow it – here's why.
The ‘girl from Enghelab Street’, recorded holding her hijab aloft in protest in December 2017.
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Protests against mandatory hijabs have a clear goal, and if successful, would be a victory for Iranian civil society.
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We may imagine Jesus in long robes with baggy sleeves, but this is far from how he would have dressed.
The movement away from religion towards “spirituality” reflects a desire to leave behind hierarchical understandings of religion towards a more socially liberal one.
Canada is increasingly moving towards a secular culture. "Spiritual but not religious" has become our new norm -- bringing with it ideas of mutual respect and protection for marginalized identities.
British values are being undermined, warns chief Ofsted inspector, Amanda Spielman.
Amanda Spielman claims extremists are targeting schools to 'pervert' education and 'undermine' British values.
A Pakistani humanist has been denied asylum in Britain because he couldn't identify Plato or Aristole. The state is illiterate when it comes to atheism.
God’s scientific lesson for Job.
Forcing people to separate science and religion can lead to damaging denials of science.
We think of the Druids as being embedded in British culture from the mists of ancient times. But what we think we know about Druids is of surprisingly modern provenance.