Virtual reality model of the west wall of the guild chapel, Stratford on Avon.
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Due to recent restoration, the paintings are clearer than they have ever been over the last 600 years.
Shin'ya Tsukamoto (right) and Andrew Garfield in Silence (2016).
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Martin Scorsese's new film Silence will be shown to an audience of priests at the Vatican today. It tells the story of persecuted Christians in 17th century Japan - an event still remembered by Nagasaki's Catholic community.
The Indonesian police have named Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaya Purnama a suspect in a blasphemy case.
About one-quarter of the world's countries, both in developing and developed economies, have anti-blasphemy laws. Their implementation is always controversial and highly politicised.
Was persecution a consistent imperial policy, and what types of punishments were inflicted on Christians?
The Christian Martyrs' Last Prayer by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1883)/Wikimedia Commons
The image of cowering Christians being thrown to the lions by Roman emperors is a grisly staple of popular culture. But how accurate is it?
President Barack Obama pardons National Thanksgiving Turkey Abe.
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The presidential turkey pardoning draws on a language of forgiveness, common to many religious traditions.
Clinton: crucified by the religious right?
Want to know why Hillary isn't president? Just turn to the Bible.
50 years after Time magazine's famous 'Is God Dead?' cover, Church attendance numbers are tumbling. But that doesn't mean Christianity is on the way out.
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The Christian left has played a strong role in America's history. In this election too, it is not silent.
Mike Baird has announced a backdown on NSW’s greyhound racing ban.
Mike Baird's political leadership style is evangelical – and it has landed him in hot water.
Good Christian lads.
Gender is still a black and white topic in some quarters.
Mother Theresa in 1991.
Mother Teresa will become a saint on Sunday, on the basis of two miracles of healing. But let's not remove our thinking caps and go all medieval: we should be wary of uncritical endorsement of claims to the miraculous.
Faced with the moral conservatism of many Pentecostal-Charismatic congregations, LGBT Christians who stay may live closeted lives.
New research has found that LGBT Christians and pastors alike must grapple with difficult spiritual questions.
The 'Jesus' controversy is often considered a watershed moment in the Beatles’s career. And yet it remains largely misunderstood.
A lot of people thought America's religious right was losing its mojo – but it's still got the wherewithal to build a $172m ark.
A Hindu devotee prepares to participate in a fire-walking ceremony to honour the goddess Draupadi in Durban, 2011.
Religious conversion sometimes has the added bonus of upward social mobility. But for many in South Africa's Indian community it had the opposite effect.
We need to change our outlook if we are going to improve international relations.
A Hindu devotee prepares to participate in a fire-walking ceremony to honour the goddess Draupadi in Durban in 2011.
Since the 1920s Pentecostal churches have had a major impact in South Africa's Indian community. Their converts have grown larger than all the other Christian denominations put together.
Peter Paul Rubens, Lot and his family escaping from the doomed city guided by an angel, circa 1615.
For Muslims generally, as for conservative Christians, homosexual acts are sinful. Christian gays and lesbians have had to work hard for a measure of recognition among fellow-believers; their Muslim counterparts are just beginning that struggle.
Long before the election was called, Labor leader Bill Shorten was in Eden-Monaro talking about the cost of living.
Superannuation, health and child care are among the issues that are likely to matter most to voters in the bellwether NSW seats of Eden-Monaro, Robertson and Lindsay.
The political culture of Australia, unlike the United States, frowns on explicit religiosity.
Not only is the Australian Christian Lobby losing relevance, it has had to appeal to Bill Shorten to pay attention to the group in the lead-up to the 2016 election.