In an article first published on The Conversation, DANIEL FALK, of Pennsylvania State University, looks at the history of the Dead Sea Scrolls in response to recent news the US-based Museum of the Bible removed five scrolls after confirming they were forgeries...

Rabbi JEFFREY SALKIN, in an article for his column first published on Religion News Service, says the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh was not only an attack on Jews or Judaism but an attack "on all that we hold sacred"...

University of Western Australia law lecturer RENAE BARKER, in an article first published on The Conversation, puts forward the arguments in favour of a federal Religious Discrimination Act in Australia...

In an article first published on The Conversation, historian ALEXANDER TITOV, of Queen's University Belfast, looks at the split between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Patriarchate of Constantinople...

In an article first published on The Conversation, CHRIS MULHERIN, Anglican minister and executive director of ISCAST–Christians in Science, argues that claims there is no proof of climate change misunderstand the nature of scientific knowledge...

DAVID GIBSON, writing for Religion News Service, takes a look at the Catholic Church's month-long gathering looking at how to engage young people...

In an article first published on The Conversation, DARYL HIGGINS, director of the Institute of Child Protection Studies at Australian Catholic University, reflects on why a national apology to victims of institutional child sexual abuse is an important moment...

US author and public speaker MARY DEMUTH, in an article first published on Religion News Service, says plagiarism in the Christian publishing world is rooted in the "cult of Christian celebrity" plaguing the North American church...

MARK MATLOCK, facilitor of the US-based Bible translation support mission Seed Company's 'Imagine Zero' summits, talks about how the new campaign aims to work with churches in taking God's Word to every person in the world...

US author and president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, JEMAR TISBY, in an article first published on Religion News Service, looks at how lessons from the writings of black minister and theologian Howard Thurman could help broach partisan divides among Christians in the US...

US Catholic commentator THOMAS REESE reflects on Pope Francis' decision to declare Pope Paul VI and martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero saints...

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