Religion and Ethics Report
Peter Beinart - Israel violating its own declaration of...07/16/14
The provocative Jewish-American writer Peter Beinart urges Israel and its supporters to address the grievance behind the cycle of violence.
England's push for the right to die and female bishops
If former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr George Carey's change of heart on the right to die was a surprise in Anglican circles this week, the Church of England's decision to approve women bishops was not.
The changing face of religious life in Australia
What’s the current state of religious belief and practice in Australia?
Big companies dodge tax and dud poor nations
Tax evasion is cheating Africa out of money for its future.
How real is the new Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria?
How real is the new caliphate? And what does it mean for people in The Middle East, and indeed Australians?
The Great War: the beginning of the end for Christianity in the West?
Do the ashes of European Christianity lie in the wreckage of the so-called Great War?
Legal showdown between ObamaCare and small business with religious...
For the second time in as many months, the US Supreme Court has delivered a contentious ruling on religion in public life.
Melbourne archbisoph Philip Freier to become Anglican primate of...
The Anglican Church of Australia has a new leader.
Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo has had to fend off accusations that he's not a real Muslim.
Father Brian Lucas answers public call for resignation
A senior Catholic official at the centre of a Hunter Valley commission of enquiry explains why he never told police about a predator priest who confessed his crimes.
Why are Brazil's Catholics becoming Protestants?
Football is not the only big competition in Brazil. There's also one in its pews.
Barry O'Farrell attacks the Catholic Church
The man who set up the official enquiry into church sex abuse in the Hunter Valley has scathing words about the response of the Catholic Church.
The root of Sunni and Shia differences in Iraq
What are the religious differences fuelling conflict between the two branches of Islam in Iraq?
Uniting Church backlash to Jonah from Tonga
Jonah from Tonga: why Chris Lilley’s comic character has upset the Uniting Church.
Sacked Aussie bishop lifts the lid on Vatican bureaucracy
New details have emerged of a plot behind a Vatican decision to sack a popular Australian bishop.
Growing religious divide on America’s highest judicial body
The United States Supreme Court says if you don’t like Christian prayers at government meetings, you can simply tune out.
Sex abuse and international secrecy imposed by the Vatican
For 1500 years, the Catholic church handed sex abusing clergy over to civil authorities for punishment. That was normal Catholic practice. Then, in 1922 the then Pope Pius the XI created an international policy of absolute secrecy. Sex abuse became a...
Analysis of the Special Commission of Inquiry into sex abuse in the...
Joanne McCarthy's reporting on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church in NSW's Upper Hunter led to a state inquiry and a Royal Commission. It also won her a Gold Walkley, Australian journalism's most prestigious award.
The fight for girls' education in Pakistan
A new project by the Bible Society of Pakistan aims to give girls denied an education the chance to read and write.
Pope Francis balances Israeli and Palestinian interests on Israel trip
Pope Francis had to tread carefully on his recent visit to the Holy Land, recognising the pain and victimhood of both Palestinians and Israelis.
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