The particular brand of masculinity promoted by Africa's influential male church leaders tends to devalue women, re-inscribe male domination.
In recent years, Australians appear to have become both more willing to declare themselves religious, and more willing to say they have no religion.
President Trump recently repeated his pledge to eliminate the 63-year-old law, which bans charities from engaging in political activities, at the National Prayer Breakfast.
Complementarianism is the view – held by some Australian churches – that men and women have separate and divinely ordained roles: men are 'spiritual leaders' while women are 'helpmeets'.
The pope's action is significant: It encourages priests to be more sensitive to the context of the lives of their laity.
One of English poetry’s most recognisable voices has been memorialised in Westminster Abbey.
New research has found that LGBT Christians and pastors alike must grapple with difficult spiritual questions.
Many South African teachers don't accept the theory of evolution. They feel deeply conflicted when they have to teach it to their pupils as part of the life sciences curriculum.
The number of people who identify with a religion is declining, but that doesn't mean it's on its way out.
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are helping change the top-down nature of organised Christianity.
Church cover-ups are extremely serious. Child victims are especially vulnerable and often suffer long-term psychological harm.
In his new exhortation, Pope Francis issues the Catholic Church and its followers a bold challenge: to live God's mercy more authentically.
Simply by voting in a church, you're more likely to support a conservative cause or candidate.
The church’s assertion of sanctuary will stimulate debate about the morality and justice of Australia's current laws with regard to asylum seekers.
In offering to open church buildings across Australia as places of sanctuary for asylum seekers, church leaders are appealing to an ancient notion of how we should treat people in need of protection.
The Anglo-Saxons can teach us plenty about sex and the labels we assign to ourselves today.
Members of a church expect to find mutual support from one another - emotionally and spiritually. This is not the case at the South African branch of The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.
A scholar visited a dozen churches to learn why some religious folks oppose same-sex marriage. He discovered it's not a simple case of homophobia.
The Southern Baptist church is making a strong push to buck a societal trend. Should others follow suit?
Notre Dame alumna reflects on the extraordinary life, work and the legacy that Father Theodore Hesburgh, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, leaves behind for Catholic institutions.