The church’s assertion of sanctuary will stimulate debate about the morality and justice of Australia's current laws with regard to asylum seekers.
In offering to open church buildings across Australia as places of sanctuary for asylum seekers, church leaders are appealing to an ancient notion of how we should treat people in need of protection.
Even many Americans don’t know much about organisations like the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Heritage Foundation. But these groups play a critical role in advancing conservative policies.
Tackling extremism, building happier adults and delivering a generation that can adapt to rapid change. Putting thinking and thinkers at the heart of the curriculum should be an easy decision.
Feminists played a major part in raising the profile of women in the church. Now they need to step up for same-sex marriage.
In an attempt to avoid complete meltdown, the Anglican Church has sanctioned its US branch for backing same-sex marriage.
Listening to the thinking process and justification of potential terrorists is critical to finding a path to defeat terrorism.
Sexuality is proving a destructive issue for the church.
Whenever we talk about refraining from things, it is bound up with piety and martyrdom. A different approach could help realign us with the planet.
A review of some of the top arts and culture stories from the past year.
What difference would it make to human life if a celestial event were unequivocally linked to the very night of Jesus’ birth?
Film sagas like Star Wars transcend the screen, connecting viewers to their pasts, to one another and to the hero within.
To avoid coming a cropper like the Church of England, religious groups should follow these handy hints.
Donald Trump is Protestant, Bernie Sanders is Jewish and Ted Cruz is a Southern Baptist. But do such religious affiliations mean anything?
A frank debate about the causes of extremism and terrorism would acknowledge uncomfortable issues like the alienating impacts of racism, Islamophobia and Western military actions and foreign policy.
Removing names from CVs is a start, but we need to do much more to beat discrimination.
The group believes that it represents a religion – denying that won't get us anywhere.
The belief in demonic possession – often thought to be a relic of The Dark Ages and the Salem Witch Trials – remains surprisingly mainstream.
Members of a church expect to find mutual support from one another - emotionally and spiritually. This is not the case at the South African branch of The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.
Does yoga in the West constitute cultural appropriation? We talk culture, pride and 50 years of Light on Yoga.