Social conservatism among many ethnic communities will be a key factor in deciding the result of the upcoming same-sex marriage survey.
There's talk of a new 'Christian crusade' – and it's highly dangerous.
Textual analysis using the digitised text of this 4th-century manuscript has established its authenticity.
For Christian groups to claim the Bible speaks against same-sex marriage is simply a misreading of biblical values.
In a nation labelled secular, many of our elected representatives have strong religious ties, and this affects they way they the country is run.
Christianity's long tradition of compassionate care for both the dying and the dead means it brings some wisdom and experience to the voluntary assisted dying issue.
Comprehensive, independent Australian data regarding domestic violence within churches is long overdue.
The Catholic Church prohibits the use of gluten-free bread for Communion. The reasons lie in the challenges faced by the Catholic Church in the past.
The violent evolution of martyrdom.
The 19th-century social gospel, which emphasized how Jesus’ ethical teachings could address poverty and inequality, continues to live on in the activism of the religious left.
Archaeologists believed there was too little left from the time of the saint who Christianised the Scottish Picts to prove the legend. Turns out they were wrong.
The changing pattern of the diversity of religious identities is one indicator of a society’s degree of multicultural composition. On this measure, Australia is among the most diverse.
One of the many roles of Vietnam’s fascinating “cult of heroes” is to ensure government control over religious feeling, channeling it into nationalism.
Thirty years after the Supreme Court ruled that creationism cannot be required in schools, 'creation science' is still taught in some schools. What are the implications for climate education?
Religious and political tension should not have been a reason for the Lib Dem leader to quit.
The particular brand of masculinity promoted by Africa's influential male church leaders tends to devalue women, re-inscribe male domination.
There is nothing inherently Christian about the so-called traditional arrangement of the nuclear family.
Christianity plays a relatively minor role in Australian politics. Instead, it takes the guise of a general cultural conservatism, as demonstrated by the same-sex marriage and school funding debates.
In many cultures and religions dogs are more than protection and security. But do they have an after-life?
What does God have to do with climate change? A lot, if you want to engage with communities in the Pacific Islands, where almost everyone goes to church and religious leaders are hugely influential.