Christchurch Cathedral in New Zealand partially collapsed after a 2011 earthquake.
AP Photo/Mark Baker
Can artificial intelligence accurately simulate people's religious tendencies in the face of disaster and tragedy?
Surrounded by Angels, by Carl Schweninger der Jungere, 1912.
Notions of heaven have changed through the ages, from an eternity centred on God to a more secular place where loved ones will reunite.
Common beliefs include finding a spiritual essence in nature.
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?
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana addresses the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters in September 2017.
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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.
Many associate Christianity with views like those of United States Vice President Mike Pence. In this September 2016 file photo, Mike Pence speaks to supporters at a rally in Missouri.
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.
Agnesi was the first woman to write a mathematics textbook.
May 16 marks the 300th anniversary of the first woman to write a mathematics textbook.
Throughout Australian history, the Bible has been used by those both asserting colonial power and subverting it, as a tool of oppression and as an instrument of justice.
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.
Rihanna at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s benefit celebrating ‘Heavenly Bodies’ in New York, May 7, 2018.
Islamophobic and anti-semitic parents are removing children from school RE lessons.
Gay conversion therapy is often carried out in the name of religion.
From injection of a morphine derivative to the administering of electric shocks, gay conversion therapy here has a painful legacy.
It’s not always about demons.
The Vatican has announced a training course to meet growing demand for exorcists.
Songwriters such as Nick Cave (pictured) and the late Yolngu star Gurrumul have often drawn on the scriptures in their work.
In less than two generations, the proportion of Australians who never pick up a Bible has leapt to seven out of ten. But a robust biblical literacy can help us decode creative works and understand the past.
Fire engulfs the Branch Davidian residence near Waco, Texas on April 19, 1993.
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The story of the Waco siege is a story of how the media and the government can work in concert to shape a narrative and dehumanize victims.
Cory Bernardi announces the recruitment of the Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton to his Australian Conservatives political party.
Despite attempts to import its ideas, evangelical Christianity has never held the same political appeal in Australia as it does in the United States.
A Presbyterian church in Belfast.
Twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement, churches have tended to marginalise the mavericks who helped bring about peace.
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What would our church and society look like if we were confronted with the reality that the body hung on the cross was brown?
Christ as depicted in the film Jesus of Montreal.
Christ can't simply be seen as a religious figure when his life and teaching were so political.
A shepherd with his flock in the Netherlands.
Humans have long been trying differentiate themselves from the rest of the biological world. Is it because we're superior, or just insecure?
Cut from the same Christian cloth?
Putin and Trump both invoke a kind of religion that emphasises a past golden age, rather than shared practices of church attendance and piety.