Saudi Arabia's top cleric has branded chess a "waste of time". He should take a closer look.
Why we should criticise Charlie Hebdo’s latest satirical take on racism.
Listening to the thinking process and justification of potential terrorists is critical to finding a path to defeat terrorism.
The executions on the weekend are notable for the sheer number of people killed. However, they maintain a policy of political crackdown that was reinvigorated in Saudi Arabia during the Arab Spring.
Many literary greats have been religious outsiders, and reading them we can relate to our times. This is particularly the case with Dryden.
A decade on from the Cronulla Riots, Australia needs to reflect upon the lessons that should be learnt following the riot which divided a nation.
A new report has set out a vision of diversity for British schools – including repeal of the law for compulsory Christian assembly.
The story of German migration to South Australia can highlight the experience of diverse communities, and what can happen to them in a time of serious conflict.
A frank debate about the causes of extremism and terrorism would acknowledge uncomfortable issues like the alienating impacts of racism, Islamophobia and Western military actions and foreign policy.
The group believes that it represents a religion – denying that won't get us anywhere.
Islamic State terrorism and propaganda are designed to provoke often predictable responses. We naturally respond with displays of outrage and solidarity, but we should beware the trap of division.
Calls for a reformed, modern Islam will not combat the political and social motivations that underly radical and extremist ideologies.
Religion and modernity need not be at odds with one another, and many leading Muslim thinkers are plumbing early texts to promote progressive ideas.
The answer is complex. But part of it lies in the fact that French society is still uncomfortable with its diversity.
Islam, like Christianity, has a capacity for violence and a capacity for peace, and neither is in essence peaceful or violent.
Australia should be looking at international best practice for early intervention programs targeting young people at risk of joining violent gangs and right-wing extremist groups.
Australian is not Europe, and controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders did not find much of an audience when he last came here in 2013.
Muslims in Australia need to be recognised as full and equal citizens whose faith is not an obstacle to citizenship.
Each individual case of radicalisation has its own characteristics. But the research has highlighted some patterns that may help to explain the dark world that is drawing in some Australian youth.
A deadly crowd crush has killed over 300 people at this year's Hajj. Is the pilgrimage industry just too big?