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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.

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Chris Uhlmann’s intellectual well runs dry

Chris Uhlmann has compared the global climate movement to a "hard-core religious cult". But the former seminarian and ABC political editor is tilting at windmills.

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Who are the Jehovah’s Witnesses and what do they believe in?

The Jehovah's Witnesses have become notorious for their door-knocking and evangelism, but not much is widely known about their other practices.

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The religious freedom debate isn’t a debate at all

The religious right are in full cry, but where are the opposing voices? The age-old taboo of not questioning religion has been reasserted.

Christian political parties now face a major choice

In this changed political climate, the Christian Democratic Party can only hope to succeed by greatly expanding its appeal to non-Christians.

Protesters in Hyde Park, Sydney. (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Government religiosity hides weaponisation of despair on Manus

It's time for Australian faith leaders to loudly protest the elitist religiosity propping up the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers.

Scott Morrison at the Melbourne Cup (Image: AAP/Dan Peled).

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.

The Libs weaponise happy-clappy politics in an empty culture war

The new hope of the Liberal Party, as they see it, is a corner of the society that forever believes Jesus wants to lower taxes and stop the boats.

Is the Coalition’s gender inequality due to religion?

So far under Scott Morrison, the Coalition's image as a no-girls-allowed, boys-rule cubby house has not improved. Could the new prime minister's religion have anything to do with this?

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

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?

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