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Burning buildings and blind faith

Burning buildings and blind faith

A burning building is a chance for rebirth. A West entirely blind to its own insoluble faith is a chance only for death.

The last lesson from my old teacher, George Pell

The last lesson from my old teacher, George Pell

One of George Pell's former pupils reflects on the gut feelings he once brushed aside.

Conservatives' defence of Pell alienates them from their base

Conservatives' defence of Pell alienates them from their base

The right commentariat, to their own detriment, have decided to go down swinging with Pell.

Cases of clerical abuse sweep Asia

Cases of clerical abuse sweep Asia

In Asia, the culture of denial and silence around sexual abuse by clergy members is finally starting to break.

It will take more than policy to ban gay conversion therapy

It will take more than policy to ban gay conversion therapy

History has taught us that churches have been able to move dramatically on social issues. Eradicating gay conversion therapy will take pressure and a lot of faith.

Religious freedom report is a culture war disaster

Religious freedom report is a culture war disaster

The report, which was delayed for six months, has now had exactly the opposite effect of that intended.

Will ScoMo ever cut through in irreligious Australia?

Will ScoMo ever cut through in irreligious Australia?

Scott Morrison is trying to find the right balance between his dual image as a devout Christian, and a daggy but relatable suburban dad.

Religious right's slippery-slope arguments are a broken record

Religious right's slippery-slope arguments are a broken record

The style of debate coming from Australian churches usually proves one thing: slippery slope arguments tend to find themselves on the wrong side of history.

What kind of evangelical is Scott Morrison?

What kind of evangelical is Scott Morrison?

What type of evangelical is Scott Morrison? The overnight Christian who sought God for practical reasons? Or is he the true believer, who got the faith young, and sees it as the core organising principle of his world?

And lo, ScoMoses brought faith to Wentworth

And lo, ScoMoses brought faith to Wentworth

Is the Wentworth byelection acting as a cover for yet another initiative on the Christian right's agenda?