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religion September 23, 2017

Syrian marching band helps refugees

A marching band in Melbourne comprising young refugees from Syria is helping its members adjust to their new home, while providing a connection with their community.

religion September 23, 2017

How the ‘No’ case is abusing the ABC

As the debate on same-sex marriage continues, the ‘No’ case is exploiting the ABC’s charter and complaints process to gain prominence for ugly views.

religion August 26, 2017

How the religious right stall climate action

While most religious leaders accept climate change, the Christian right in Australia and the US make scepticism a tenet of their politics.

religion September 2, 2017

Welcome to the ‘No’ case

Led by established and co-ordinated conservative voices, the ‘No’ case breaks down into three key arguments, under which sits the backbeat of homophobia.

religion August 5, 2017

The assisted dying campaign in Victoria

As the Victorian government makes the case for assisted dying legislation, a strategic campaign from social conservatives and religious groups hopes to torpedo the proposed amendments.

religion July 29, 2017

In court with Cardinal George Pell

As Cardinal George Pell faces the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on historic sexual abuse charges, he confronts a system unmoved by his status.

religion July 22, 2017

How the church is splitting the Liberal Party

Just as BA Santamaria’s forces once split the Labor Party, hardline Catholics are again threatening to divide politics – this time on the conservative side.

religion July 8, 2017

The people defending Cardinal George Pell

The criminal charges brought against George Pell have seen his defenders come to the fore.

south and central asia May 13, 2017

Deradicalising Indonesian terrorists

Amir Abdillah helped kill and maim dozens of people but the now-free convicted terrorist says he’s done waging holy war. With many fellow jihadists being released from jail, the spotlight is on efforts to deradicalise them.

religion March 18, 2017

Exclusive: How the church forced me to relive my abuse

Having testified at the royal commission and for a police investigation, a victim of abuse endures another cycle of doubt from the church.

religion November 5, 2016

George Pell evidence rejected in royal commission counsel submissions

Newly published counsel to the child abuse royal commission rejects Cardinal George Pell’s evidence regarding known church abusers.