Journalist Rachael Kohn, Australia’s foremost mind on religion is set to retire. But before she goes, we quizzed her on the modern meaning of religion, the lessons of the past, and the reanimation of anti-semitism.
We might be leaving religion behind, but our grouping under the banner of atheism is a quick fix to a longer problem. So, what happens next?
It’s not just hyperbole, or clickbait shorthand, the war between science and religion is certainly real. But can they be mutually exclusive?
Back in October, Scott Morrison promised to protect LGBTI students and staffs in religious schools. One month later, and we’ve heard nothing more on the subject.
Scott Morrison’s odd comments on religion regarding policy may stem from him taking the source material too literally.
Despite the accepted narrative that this generation is particularly athiest, the majority actually believe in heaven, and often contemplate their lives after death.
Australia is a secular country, a nation that moves outside of religion. In Morrison’s Australia, the religious come first.
Millennials are not anti-religion, we’ve just replaced the church with the gym but kept the reasoning. Forgive me for these gains I’m about to receive.
Social Services Minister Dan Tehan has called for a Religious Discrimination Act, but there are many reasons to be wary of such a move.
The old rule is that never should politics and religion should mix. However, recently developments state otherwise.
2018 is a particularly bad year to be a Catholic. However, while we’ve brought it upon ourselves, we also have the capacity for change.
500 years have passed since Martin Luther nailed his transformative piece of policy into the heart of the church, lasting changes that exist to this day.
Elif Shafak’s success is built on great conflict. She illustrates the endless clash between the people and the state, religion and the self, and man against woman.
They’re two vastly opposing spheres of political thought, but Islamic extremism and the far-right actually need each other to survive, to keep on hating each other. Here’s how.
There seems to be a pattern emerging in 2017. Fundamentalists kill, and we get angry. However, I feel it’s time for a radical change, and it involves the Red Planet.
Yuval Noah Harari is a dangerous thinker. In charting our recent past, he suggests the future will be one of technology, where we tear down religion and honour ourselves.
The Plastic Jesus is something circumstantial in your life, but something that you’d forever defend. Mine happens to be which corn chip brand is superior. And if you say Doritos, I will fight you.
Over in Alabama, the Senate has okayed a police force with ‘all the powers of law enforcement’ to protect a Church of four thousand. Should be fine.
The process of allowing a primary school child to learn outside the secular curriculum is needlessly difficult. Time for a rethink.
Continuing the tradition of heralding Aussie mavericks, meet father Bob Maguire, the “Larrikin Priest” who fought the Catholic Church and created Open Family Australia.
Long-running TV series South Park has a complicated relationship with religion. But the insane ramblings of the show belies something far deeper.
The recent soulless actions of the world prompt the question: has our idea of morality shifted? Science says yes, the heart says no. What do the experts say?