Players from two football teams link arms on the pitch as a giant poppy is displayed by members of the armed forces.
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On-field demonstrations of remembrance and protest are able to harness potent political power.
Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin greets supporters at an election night party.
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Glenn Youngkin, the newly elected Virginia governor, just gave the GOP a blueprint on how to win local elections with a national message – and without embracing Trump in public.
An image of the monk John Chrysostom preaching in Constantinople in the 4th century.
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Voices on the extremes don’t represent society.
Young evangelical Christians are facing a dilemma whether to follow in the footsteps of their parents or pursue other choices.
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Disaffected young evangelicals and those who left the church describe an out-of-touch institution not in line with their political beliefs, a scholar found
People rally against ‘critical race theory’ at the Loudoun County Government Center in Leesburg, Va. on June 12, 2021.
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New laws that take aim at critical race theory could pose serious dilemmas for teachers when it comes to describing America’s past, a curriculum specialist says.
Younger evangelicals are openly questioning the religious and political traditions of their parents and grandparents.
Growing numbers of young evangelicals and ‘Exvangelicals’ are pro-LGBTQ, support #BlackLivesMatter – or are fed up altogether with mixing faith and politics.
Under 1% of people surveyed made a connection between culture wars and the removal of statues.
The public is much less extreme in its views than you’d suspect
In this influential novel, two Persians travel to Paris and report their bemusement at its customs. Questions such as the dilemmas of tolerance and the social nature of our identities are explored.
Patriotic fervour, or just a grand night out?
If Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory are out of step with the times, perhaps some sensitively chosen pop songs could fit the bill instead.
Are the Australian government’s successive changes to JobKeeper specifically designed to exclude universities? And if so, why?
The vast majority of Americans are sick and tired of being so divided.
A psychologist explains how to reestablish civil political conversation in your own life.
Lots of common foods tend to be full of gluten.
Self-proclaimed gluten sensitivity is on the rise, and so is the stereotype that it goes along with being a politically correct progressive. But is gluten actually a good proxy for social values?
Dancers perform a scene from the Sydney Dance Company’s WOOF: the arts are one of the ways we make sense of our place in an increasingly confusing, and confused, world.
Where is the nation-building cultural vision, the statement of cultural aspiration in this budget?
Culture wars reignited between the government and the university sector in 2018.
Tensions between the government and the university sector ran high in 2018, with the government cutting funding to student places and research and a big push back from universities.
Education minister Dan Tehan wants research grants to articulate how the research would further the national interests of Australia.
A few days have now passed since we learnt that in 2017 the former Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, secretly rejected 11 grants recommended by the Australian Research Council. Naturally…
Countries such as England and Canada have adopted more progressive approaches to inclusive sex education than Australia has.
Sex, sexuality, respectful relationships, and gender all need to be discussed in schools as a measure to combat discrimination against LGBTQ people, rising rates of STIs and violence against women.
Politicians meddling in the history curriculum is nothing new, and it holds back progress in how history is taught.
Australia has been having the same disagreement about what and how history should be taught. We need to move on and listen to the evidence so our children have the best history education possible.
Anzac Day, a celebration of the Anzac soldiers, pictured, has become a contentious issue in the “history wars”.
The most popular history courses taught in Australian universities are still broad courses focused on significant historical events and periods, contrary to the recent IPA report.
What’s the meme war all about?
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The term “meme” was coined in 1976. Today, these cultural artefacts have gone viral, and are redrawing the boundaries of acceptable political discourse.
Visitors take in Cameron Robbins’ Field Lines at Dark Mofo at the Museum of Old and New Art.
Many great artists died in 2016: Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Paul Cox, Shirley Hazzard. It was a year of creative foment and as always, intense debate about the importance of the arts to a thriving, democratic society.