In the early 1970s, rumors about poisoned candy on Halloween led to mass paranoia. A historian explains why such fears emerge – and what, in reality, feeds them.
Along with a belief in miracles, other key aspects of Pentecostal doctrine – from divine providence to pietism – will likely shape the actions of our re-elected Prime Minister.
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.
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.
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.
When Pope Francis issued his unexpected on the Republican frontrunner, he did little to make the choice facing American Catholics any easier.
For people who take the Bible seriously – not only Catholics – the pope's encyclical on climate change and the environment will change minds.
There are religious and non-religious extremists and we should not confuse violent believers with religion itself, which has a long history of peacemaking.
An elaborate and lengthy selection process is in danger of being co-opted by the Chinese government.
Nigeria heads to the polls on March 28 to choose between incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari.