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?
A scholar explains how yoga is being Christianized in different parts of the world. But some Hindus and Christians argue that yoga is fundamentally Hindu.
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.
Federal political leaders attend an ecumenical church service to mark the start of the parliamentary year in February.
Christianity plays a relatively minor role in Australian politics. Instead, it takes the guise of a general cultural conservatism, as demonstrated by the same-sex marriage and school funding debates.
Lolabelle, the artist and musician Laurie Anderson’s dog being taught how to play the piano.
In many cultures and religions dogs are more than protection and security. But do they have an after-life?
Church and climate: two issues that are close to many Pacific Islanders’ hearts.
What does God have to do with climate change? A lot, if you want to engage with communities in the Pacific Islands, where almost everyone goes to church and religious leaders are hugely influential.
Does God exist?
There remain many mysteries that are beyond science. Does that mean that a God truly exists? A scholar gives reasons for this possibility.
David seducing Bathsheba, Anonymous.
Women are constantly implicitly blamed, both in the Bible and in contemporary culture, for their rape.
In the Western world, the U.S. is one of only one of two countries with capital punishment, and support remains strongest in the 'Bible Belt'. Here's a look at the historic arguments within Christian communities over the death penalty.
Passion, Lament, Glory at Melbourne’s St. Paul’s Cathedral in 2017.
Each year at Easter, Christians recreate the spectacularly violent end of Jesus's life, raising some tough questions about the depiction of suffering on stage.
Orthodox Easter in Syria.
Christian calendars usually differ when it comes to Easter celebrations – but not in 2017.
Once again, Nigel Farage and his conservative allies are rushing to the defence of 'British values'. Needlessly, as it turns out.
The crosses at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in France.
Writings at the time of WWI aimed to construct a religiously diverse and conflicted America into a virtuous, Christian nation. This narrative continued in the cemeteries for the war heroes.
Christianity has grown at a rapid rate in China.
Catholics & Cultures
Christianity has grown at a rapid rate in China. The Catholic church, however, is split into an official one and an 'underground' one. A scholar explains how better relations with Vatican could help.
Sister Frances Carr, left, and Brother Arnold Hadd of the Shaker Village sing during a rehearsal on Sept. 13, 1995.
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The Shakers prioritized harmony and a simple lifestyle. They were among the earliest proponents of gender equality.
Alison Whyte in Sydney Theatre Company’s The Testament of Mary.
The Testament of Mary is an interesting thought experiment but its narrative is improbable – historically, textually and theologically.
A mosaic of King Roger II: we should celebrate his 12th-century example of inter-cultural collaboration.
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A new production of the opera King Roger will open this week. At a time when Europe was charged with fear of the 'Muslim threat', this 12th century king collaborated with an Islamic scholar on an extraordinary project.
The film is a powerful reworking of the novel by Japanese novelist Endō Shūsaku.