Topic archives: christianity

The broad multi-faith prayer room: where does your god stand on marriage equality?

October 11, 2017 7

We've heard all sorts of view from people claiming to represent God's will in the marriage equality debate. But just where do all the major religions stand on marriage equality?

The Yes camp’s hostility to religion is losing them votes

September 7, 2017 17

The Yes crowd must make room for believers in their campaign if they are to represent all the colours of the rainbow.

The war on the war on the war on Christianity … Snopes on the ropes … royal pun …

The war on the war on the war on Christianity … Snopes on the ropes … royal pun …

July 25, 2017 1

News Corp has accused the ABC of waging a war on Christians. Media Watch, as ever, has entered the fray.

He is written: The Australian resurrects dreary Christian crusade for Easter

April 18, 2017 7

Yes, it's tough to write an Easter editorial. But must the culture war really drag on through every damn holiday?

A rabbi, imam and pastor walk into a pro-gay marriage event …

A rabbi, imam and pastor walk into a pro-gay marriage event …

November 21, 2016 2

No, it's not a joke.

Same-sex marriage, the law and faith

October 17, 2016 1

Crikey readers discuss Friday's edition.

Fred Nile’s film fest

August 22, 2016

Beware of lesbians in elevators.

Ruinous radicals

June 16, 2016 2

Crikey readers discuss issues of the day.

The Reformation, redux

December 10, 2015 3

Crikey readers discuss politics and religion.

Different names for the same thing

August 20, 2014 3

Crikey readers share their thoughts on the state of NSW Labor and the impact the church has on current affairs.

<em>Crikey</em> survey: which religions ban women from leadership?

Crikey survey: which religions ban women from leadership?

July 21, 2014 10

Some religions prohibit women from having formal power, while others are open-minded. You might be surprised where some religions fall on the spectrum ...

Jesus is coming — to your local primary school

Jesus is coming — to your local primary school

June 3, 2014 22

The government is all about austerity -- except when it comes to putting Christian chaplains in state schools. We investigate how the scheme works, who's using it, and how you become a chaplain.

With God on their side: when religion and politics collide

With God on their side: when religion and politics collide

July 5, 2013 40

Labor MP Ed Husic was criticised for being sworn in on a Koran -- but the influence of Christianity on Parliament is far greater than Islam. Crikey asks whatever happened to the separation of church and state.

When ‘sisters’ are sent to the back of the room, ask questions

When ‘sisters’ are sent to the back of the room, ask questions

April 26, 2013 13

Claims that women are being sent to the back of the room at some Islamic events at Melbourne University should be addressed. But other religions also discriminate on gender.

Tony Abbott talks God and Western values behind closed doors

Tony Abbott talks God and Western values behind closed doors

April 5, 2013 51

Tony Abbott delivers a sermon on the importance of Christian values, and the need to give more recognition to Australia's Western heritage, in a speech to a gala IPA dinner in Melbourne. Crikey obtained the audio of the speech.

Religion in schools: why teachers, parents are powerless to stop it

Religion in schools: why teachers, parents are powerless to stop it

August 17, 2012 20

Religious groups can enter government schools without the permission of parents or even the school. Ben Westcott talks to principals and parents about Christian groups in the classroom and the playground.

Why Pell and Dawkins need each other

April 18, 2012 38

Guy Rundle rerveals how much he enjoyed the Richard Dawkins-George Pell Q&A smackdown.

Unexpected mystery at the atheists’ convention

April 16, 2012 9

It seems like a bit of a mystery when you hear at an atheists’ convention what a good job Christians are doing to help defend the rights of women against fundamentalist Muslims.

From scrolls to codices to iPads — welcome @thePope

July 4, 2011

While the Christians lead the way with the codex, they are catching up, a bit late, with the next piece of revolutionary technology -- the digital pad.

Muslims don’t fit into a simple left v right debate

February 1, 2011 24

Last week Fairfax columnist Paul Sheehan fed the idea that Islam is a monolithic entity that's fundamentally incompatible with western values. That's what's wrong with the current debate about Islam, says writer and filmmaker Ruby Hamad.