Many religions see natural disasters as divine punishment. But, a scholar argues, it's not that simple.
A detail from William Blake’s God answers Job (c. 1804). The Gods of Moses in the Old Testament, Jesus in the New Testament and Muhammad in the Quran have a similarly complex and ambivalent character.
The founder of Islam, Muhammad, saw himself as the last in a line of prophets that reached back through Jesus to Moses, Abraham and Noah. But while the three religions worship the same God, he divides as much as he unites.
As the marriage equality debate heats up, some Christian groups are depicting themselves as potential victims of discrimination.
In the marriage equality debate, those who once fought against protections for religious freedom are suddenly all for it.
Community leaders will play a very important role in whipping votes for or against in the same-sex marriage plebiscite.
Social conservatism among many ethnic communities will be a key factor in deciding the result of the upcoming same-sex marriage survey.
Britain First and EDL (English Defence League) protesters walk along Northumberland Avenue during a demonstration in London.
There's talk of a new 'Christian crusade' – and it's highly dangerous.
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Textual analysis using the digitised text of this 4th-century manuscript has established its authenticity.
Christians who call on the Bible to support their arguments against marriage equality are on shaky ground.
For Christian groups to claim the Bible speaks against same-sex marriage is simply a misreading of biblical values.
Christianity’s effect on Australian politics is far from waning.
In a nation labelled secular, many of our elected representatives have strong religious ties, and this affects they way they the country is run.
Religious opponents of assisted dying laws most often appeal to the sanctity of human life.
Christianity's long tradition of compassionate care for both the dying and the dead means it brings some wisdom and experience to the voluntary assisted dying issue.
None of the studies on domestic violence rates among church-goers are Australian.
Comprehensive, independent Australian data regarding domestic violence within churches is long overdue.
A worshipper receives Communion.
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The Catholic Church prohibits the use of gluten-free bread for Communion. The reasons lie in the challenges faced by the Catholic Church in the past.
The martyrdom of the Maccabees by Antonio Ciseri.
The violent evolution of martyrdom.
A Moral Monday protest led by a preacher, Rev. William Barber.
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The 19th-century social gospel, which emphasized how Jesus’ ethical teachings could address poverty and inequality, continues to live on in the activism of the religious left.
Tòrr an Aba, site of the hut.
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Archaeologists believed there was too little left from the time of the saint who Christianised the Scottish Picts to prove the legend. Turns out they were wrong.
The 2016 Census showed major changes in the ranking order of religious groups in Australia.
The changing pattern of the diversity of religious identities is one indicator of a society’s degree of multicultural composition. On this measure, Australia is among the most diverse.
Kiep Bac temple, Vietnam, where people worship the hero Saint Tran.
One of the many roles of Vietnam’s fascinating “cult of heroes” is to ensure government control over religious feeling, channeling it into nationalism.
In 2013, pro-science supporters rallied before a Texas Board of Education public hearing on proposed new science textbooks.
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Thirty years after the Supreme Court ruled that creationism cannot be required in schools, 'creation science' is still taught in some schools. What are the implications for climate education?
Former Lib Dem leader Tim Farron.
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Religious and political tension should not have been a reason for the Lib Dem leader to quit.
Churches in the global South, especially Africa are growing.
The particular brand of masculinity promoted by Africa's influential male church leaders tends to devalue women, re-inscribe male domination.
Margaret Court’s views on homosexuality do not reflect those of most Christians.
There is nothing inherently Christian about the so-called traditional arrangement of the nuclear family.