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Religion v feminism: which has done more for humanity?

Religion v feminism: which has done more for humanity?

Jane Caro July 2, 2013 37 Comments

Religion may bring eternal happiness -- but has feminism done more good for humankind than all the gods put together? In this book excerpt, a comparison of the two and why feminism is more derided than religion.

We’re all 37-year-old Australian-born Catholic women

Myriam Robin April 12, 2013 5 Comments

Meet the average Australian. She's 37, has a religion, and her parents were born here. The ABS has crunched the numbers on the 2011 census to introduce us to Ms Average.

‘No aliens living inside us’: Scientology educates the media

‘No aliens living inside us’: Scientology educates the media

Amber Jamieson January 22, 2013 28 Comments

A media guide released by the Church of Scientology is aimed at dispelling myths around the religion -- turns out they're not descended from aliens, but they do teach English to African migrants.

There is no such thing as a harmless prank

Crikey December 10, 2012 1 Comment

Crikey readers weigh in on the issues of the day.

Come in Spinner: tale of two Catholic clerics, 50 years apart

Noel Turnbull December 6, 2012 3 Comments

While George Pell generates plenty of controversy, so far he has yet to meet the levels of Archibishop Daniel Mannix -- the subject of a new biography. There are some interesting parallels with the current crop of Catholics, writes Noel Turnbull.

An atheist in church: in propaganda, you can’t beat God

An atheist in church: in propaganda, you can’t beat God

Jane Caro October 31, 2012 54 Comments

Is it egotistical to want top billing at one's own funeral? Faced with the onslaught of propaganda in stained glass and frescos -- not to mention the sermon -- consider it lucky if you get mentioned at all.

Christians won’t vote for atheist leaders: research

Christians won’t vote for atheist leaders: research

Crikey October 9, 2012 17 Comments

It’s politics, for God’s sake, but how much does politicians' religiosity actually sway the Christian voter bloc? Researcher Grant Power investigates.

‘Mitts off my muff’: the debate on female genital mutilation

‘Mitts off my muff’: the debate on female genital mutilation

Shakira Hussein October 2, 2012 4 Comments

It's difficult to say how common the illegal practice of female genital mutilation is in Australia -- but depending how you define it, it may be more widespread than many realise.

Religion, education and children

Crikey August 21, 2012 1 Comment

Crikey readers have their say.

Crikey and religion in schools

Crikey August 20, 2012 4 Comments

Crikey readers have their say.