B.A. Santamaria (left) played a significant role in the Labor split and the formation of the Democratic Labor Party.
Viewed from today’s post-Cold War and secularised society, the conflicts at heart of the Labor split appear curiously arcane. Yet its ghosts remain.
Danny Nalliah leads both the Rise Up Australia political party and the Catch the Fire Ministries church.
Charities in Australia can be political. They can advocate and lobby to further their charitable purposes. But they can't be party-political.
The problem for Jacob Zuma’s political theology is that far too many members of South Africa's ruling ANC have been experiencing a dramatic loss of faith in a party they see as no longer righteous.
Hillary Clinton’s failure to win over religious voters has not been for lack of trying.
The fact that so much of the religious vote will go to the obviously less religious candidate says a lot about the 2016 US presidential election.
Neither here nor there.
When Pope Francis issued his unexpected on the Republican frontrunner, he did little to make the choice facing American Catholics any easier.
Reaching the faithful – and many others.
For people who take the Bible seriously – not only Catholics – the pope's encyclical on climate change and the environment will change minds.
Religion can be a force for peace, the goal of these Australian religious leaders, or conflict – the believer and not the religion itself bears the responsibility.
There are religious and non-religious extremists and we should not confuse violent believers with religion itself, which has a long history of peacemaking.
The Dalai Lama has been coy about his successor.
An elaborate and lengthy selection process is in danger of being co-opted by the Chinese government.
Goodluck Jonathan seeks a second term in office as Nigeria votes on March 28.
Nigeria heads to the polls on March 28 to choose between incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari.