Forty years ago, Rebecca Moore's two sisters helped plan the Jonestown massacre. But she refuses to say they were brainwashed, arguing that it prevents us from truly understanding their behavior.
The government won't be putting out the report before the July 28 byelections, and that tells us something. There are concerns about how this issue will run in the public domain.
While some other churches are losing attendees, Pentecostal membership is growing. Good branding may be the key to their success.
Towns are embracing their eccentric visitors as a way to boost their struggling economies.
Africa is a deeply divided continent along ideological, ethnic and territorial lines. Religion and football can produce consensus.
Medieval cathedrals were fund raising powerhouses – it's time to let history live again.
Our work on the International Panel for Social Progress has led us to conclude that religion is neither inherently pro-democracy nor inherently anti-democracy.
Diversity is an enormously appealing and powerful concept, yet it can also distract us from the focus we need to face today’s pressing social issues. So what’s the way forward?
Can artificial intelligence accurately simulate people's religious tendencies in the face of disaster and tragedy?
Notions of heaven have changed through the ages, from an eternity centred on God to a more secular place where loved ones will reunite.
Around 14% of Australians identify as spiritual. It is time they were given the same rights as those belonging to organised religions.
Many companies now encourage certain spiritual practices to improve well-being and productivity, yet religion at work is a growing source of conflict. A paradox?
Ghanaians respond positively to financial appeals from churches compared to how they respond to paying taxes. Here's how, and why, Ghana's government should learn from religious groups.
The words "Christianity" and "progressive" don't seem like they belong in the same sentence anymore. But to many progressive Christians, their religion has always been about social justice.
May 16 marks the 300th anniversary of the first woman to write a mathematics textbook.
A new book explores the complex and nuanced place the Bible has held in Australian culture since hundreds of copies arrived with the First Fleet in 1787.
Islamophobic and anti-semitic parents are removing children from school RE lessons.
From injection of a morphine derivative to the administering of electric shocks, gay conversion therapy here has a painful legacy.
The Vatican has announced a training course to meet growing demand for exorcists.