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Forget religious freedom; the church just wants power

Forget religious freedom; the church just wants power

Religious institutions already have enough freedom — what they want is a bill to help rebuild their dwindling congregation.

Australia has normalised Islamophobia. Is anti-Semitism next?

Australia has normalised Islamophobia. Is anti-Semitism next?

Islamophobia may be more visible in modern Australia, but anti-Semitism is just as deeply entwined with the ideologies of the growing far-right. And it's becoming more common.

Are the rules of confession really not mentioned in the Bible?

Are the rules of confession really not mentioned in the Bible?

Catholic priest Father Kevin Dillon AM says the rules of confession aren't written in scripture. Is he correct?

Leaders of the Jehovah’s Witnesses ordered to destroy confidential records

Leaders of the Jehovah’s Witnesses ordered to destroy confidential records

A letter obtained by INQ has shed light on the secretive methods the Jehovah's Witnesses are undertaking to erase the impact of child sexual abuse within the sect.

Flaw and order: the religious freedom bill is a godawful mess

Flaw and order: the religious freedom bill is a godawful mess

The religious freedom bill draws the state further into the surveillance and shaping of everyday life, which ordinarily would terrify small-government conservatives. Not so this time, apparently.

How does the law define a religion?

How does the law define a religion?

If the government's proposed religious freedom bill passes then the question of what, exactly, constitutes a religion will once again be up for scrutiny.

'There was a reason why my son died ... And the reason was Pell.'

'There was a reason why my son died ... And the reason was Pell.'

The father of one of George Pell's victims might feel justice is finally being done, but he still feels anger toward Pell and the Church.

Will the religious freedom bill protect future Folaus?

Will the religious freedom bill protect future Folaus?

What’s the deal with this bill? Is it a Christians-only thing? Crikey answers these questions and more.

When do Australian priests have to report child abuse?

When do Australian priests have to report child abuse?

The question of which states do and do not require ministers to report child abuse is a complicated one — and it goes all the way to the Vatican.

Keeping up with the Folaus

Keeping up with the Folaus

The Folau family are causing further headaches for the right and the religious freedom debate — with the latest installment involving Israel's cousin Josiah calling the Catholic church a 'synagogue of Satan'.