The new prime minister has said he believes 'the Bible is not a policy handbook'. However, his faith has certainly had an influence on his worldview.
'I don't believe in God, I believe in science,' atheists often argue. But that doesn't mean their thinking is evidence-based.
In 1968 the Protestant Left lost its political clout over their opposition to the Vietnam War – and opened the door for the rise of the modern Religious Right.
The real lessons of Jesus Christ as outlined in the Bible are socialist. But the Church, a veritable old boys club, doesn't teach us that.
Many conversions of Hindu women in Pakistan are harnessed as a means to an end and not necessarily the initial objective.
A new study reveals Australian teenagers do not relate to established ideas on religion and spirituality. Instead, they fall into six broad groups and show great tolerance for others' ideas.
Cuba is avowedly secular. But as the country debates a new Constitution that would protect LGBT rights, churches have come out strongly against gay marriage — a sign of change on the Communist island.
Pupils would be able to explore the complex worldviews and practices of people who do not identify with a religion.
According to our 32-year longitudinal study of first year science students, belief in creationism has declined over time.
Following in the thoughtful footsteps of Descartes and Voltaire.
Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali's project of reconciliation can be greatly helped by the Orthodox Church.
A look at Hajj-going among British Muslims shows how modern transport and marketisation have led to huge changes.
We urgently need to contemplate the myths we tell about ourselves and technology as a way of evaluating the relationship between the two.
The halal food sector largely relies on industrially produced meats and produce. But more and more Muslims are using the Quran to interpret halal to mean food that's wholesome and humanely raised.
One in 4 US women receives an abortion sometime in her life. Who are the women who choose to end their pregnancies?
Some 'celebrity' atheists espouse the very doctrines of violence that they accuse organised religon of.
Many believe their morality comes from their religion. But evidence suggests that people’s opinion of what God thinks is actually what they believe is right and wrong, not the other way around.
Secular countries tend to be richer than religious ones. Now new research shows that it was secularisation which came first.
The results of our survey reveal that people are rather liberal in moral affairs and have mixed views about religious institutions.
Forty years ago, Rebecca Moore's two sisters helped plan the Jonestown massacre. But she refuses to say they were brainwashed, arguing that it prevents us from truly understanding their behavior.