• The devil is in the details

    Philip Almond     |      July 17, 2021

    The Devil personifies the “evil” within all of us, and so always has new domains, new territories, and new borders in which he “walks about, as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour”.

  • The opiate of the people

    Alan Stevenson     |      February 10, 2021

    For better or worse, religion remains a pervasive influence on human society around the world, but a strict separation between religion and politics is in the best interest of believers and non-believers alike.

  • Plagues, pandemics, and religious ramifications

    Constant Mews     |      April 4, 2020

    Religions are usually slow to adapt to new forms of technology or thinking but the coronavirus emergency is challenging the way Australians practice the religious observances which offer solace in times of distress and grief.

  • Gods, microbes and men

    Alan Stevenson     |      March 15, 2020

    Iran’s disastrous initial response to the coronavirus outbreak could lead to thousands more deaths, and highlights the problems caused when religion has undue influence over politics.

  • How old ideas about tolerance can help us live more peacefully today

    Matthew Sharpe     |      April 22, 2019

    In the wake of the tragic attack in Christchurch, and the wider rise of anti-liberal forces, the answers to today’s urgent questions around tolerance may be found in the past.

  • Neighbourhood Church signs are getting political

    Louise Moana Kolff     |      February 24, 2019

    Originally designed to display service times or bible quotations, church signs are becoming a site of political commentary, tackling everything from pill testing to refugee rights.

  • “Alle Shalle Be Wele”

    Veronica Mary Rolf     |      February 16, 2019

    Julian of Norwich was born in the 14th century, into a world ravaged by pestilence, poverty and war, but the lessons taught by the life and works of this medieval English recluse may still have some meaning for people today.