Religion
It's okay to be gay — Pope Francis says so

Pope Francis' comments to Juan Carlos Cruz are a step towards ending the persecu ...  
Israel turns 70 as Palestine bleeds and grieves

While Palestinians were being slaughtered, Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu was ...  
The 'War on Christmas' myth (Part Three): Happy Saturnalia!

Rather than being a fundamentally Christian holiday, Christmas is, in fact, built ...  
The 'War on Christmas' myth (Part Two): 'Australia is a Christian country'

Stephen Keim SC uses some of his forensic courtroom skills to dismantle arguments ...  
The 'War on Christmas' and other  myths: Returning to a tabloid near you

The "war on Christmas" is a right-wing cultural tactic to suggest there's a ...  
Royal Commission recommends sweeping reforms for Catholic Church

There were more than four times the number of child abuse allegations against the ...  
Labor blocks 'religious freedom' same-sex marriage bill amendments

The Brandis amendment to the same-sex marriage bill would privilege religious ...  
Same-sex marriage 'Yes' vote: High Noon in the Christian religion

'Such is the privilege of the religious conservatives, they feel that disagreement ...  
BOOK REVIEWS: Islamism, totalitarianism and the Islamic State

Kevin Bain reviews a new book on whether Islamism is "totalitarian", as well as ...  
Marawi — a metaphor for Islamic extremism in Asia

Former diplomat Bruce Haigh has just returned from Mindanao, where he has been ...  
Marriage equality: 'Yes' vote rises but 12.4% still undecided

While the latest figures show support for marriage equality is rising, the "Yes" ...  
George Christensen and the heights of halal hysteria

The most disconcerting aspect of George Christensen’s anti-halal campaign is that ...  
Pauline Hanson's burqa ban stunt: The historical context

Banning dress deemed oppressive, offensive and generally against the run of fair ...  
Why the churches will not influence the same-sex marriage vote

Many religious leaders in Australia are now actively campaigning for a 'Yes' vote ...  
Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission and the Catholic confessional sanctity

The Catholic Church’s systemic abuse of children exposes a corrupt medieval ...  
Pauline Hanson's blackface burqa stunt lends George Brandis his finest hour

... but what of the freedom not to wear the full frontal veil?  
Jerusalem's identity and the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict

Restrictions on access to the sacred sanctity of the Holy City of Jerusalem remains ...  
Cardinal: The story of abuse, cover-up and arrogance in the Catholic Church

Doc Martin very carefully reviews Louise Milligan's sensational new book 'Cardin ...  
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