‘Jesus loves you,’ Nevada.
Twenty-three percent of Americans say they are not religiously affiliated. Our core values may be encouraging us to reject organized religion.
Should Humanism be a core part of the syllabus?
To include Humanism as one of six core religions to study, would do it an injustice.
Calls for Islamic reform overlook the political motivations of extremism, and attack fundamental religious practices.
Calls for a reformed, modern Islam will not combat the political and social motivations that underly radical and extremist ideologies.
Paris' famed Notre Dame Cathedral was in lockdown after terrorist attacks across the city killed more than 100 people.
Islam, like Christianity, has a capacity for violence and a capacity for peace, and neither is in essence peaceful or violent.
Narendra Modi's visit to the UK has gone swimmingly – but the situation at home is far from placid.
Sorry for being so naughty.
While children from religious households may seem less generous according to one piece of research, seen in another light these traits may be a good thing.
Among unfamiliar languages, cultures, cuisines, jobs and neighbourhoods, what does it take for migrants to establish a sense of home?
Melisandre, a witch inspired by early modern history, burns Mance Rayder in Game of Thrones.
While Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin openly draws on medieval and early modern history in the worlds of his books, his subversive depictions of witchcraft make his female characters both intriguing and powerful.
Looking to the cosmos to find our place in the universe.
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Proponents of Big History say science provides a better sacred story for humanity than traditional faiths. Will this lead to an era of better stewardship of the environment?
Acknowledging and strengthening the potential of the Muslim community is key to promoting a cohesive diverse society in Australia.
Muslim Women’s Welfare of Australia
Muslims in Australia need to be recognised as full and equal citizens whose faith is not an obstacle to citizenship.
The SBS series Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl traced, in part, early community responses to Lebanese-Muslim settlement in Australia.
The trick for the jihadist recruiter is to find someone whose alienation will run the gamut to murder, usually by providing an affirmative role model that speaks to their unease.
Evidence to support the idea of a married Jesus is about as minimal as it ever has been.
The Gospel of Jesus' Wife, once thought to be authentic, has been revealed as a fraud. How did critical scholarship uncover the truth, and how can it further biblical studies?
Very few of the millions of refugees from Syria and Iraq have made it to European countries in the hope of resettlement.
Solving the refugee crisis depends on the extent to which the people of the world – in the Gulf, Europe, Australia or anywhere else – are willing to live up to their moral responsibilities.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his girlfriend Ciara arrive at a White House State Dinner in April.
Men might not wear purity rings, but some are pledging abstinence, too.
Narratives of grievance are foundational to Islamic radicalisation. It may have helped motivate 15-year-old Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar’s actions.
Each individual case of radicalisation has its own characteristics. But the research has highlighted some patterns that may help to explain the dark world that is drawing in some Australian youth.
Pope Francis is consulting widely on the reform of church teaching on the family.
What we know of Australian Catholics and their attitudes to reform of church teaching on sex and family reveals a complex picture.
An aerial view of Mecca under construction.
A deadly crowd crush has killed over 300 people at this year's Hajj. Is the pilgrimage industry just too big?
Mysteries of the mind.
Brain via www.shutterstock.com.
Oliver Sacks, the celebrated neurologic storyteller who died at the end of August at age 82, once described himself as “strongly atheist by disposition.” Sacks could write sensitively about religion, including…
We cannot attribute a particular characteristic, whether positive or negative, to religion as religion does not have the ability to act.
When public policy is being shaped, it is incumbent upon public figures to be better versed in discussions surrounding religion.
B.A. Santamaria (left) is the subject of a new biography by political commentator Gerard Henderson.
Gerard Henderson has produced a rounded and at times fascinating portrait of B. A. Santamaria. His broad conclusion is that Santamaria was a compelling, skilled and persuasive man who was enormously devoted to his causes.