US religion and politics commentator JACOB LUPFER, in an article first published on Religion News Service, says US President Donald Trump's focus on evangelical Protestants - and especially those who support him unconditionally - is problematic in many ways...

In an article first published on Religion News Service, SHANE CLAIBORNE and DON GOLDEN express their astonishment that evangelical leaders did not seem to have raised the plight of persecuted religious minorities at a special dinner with US President Donald Trump this week...

In an article first published on The Conversation, JOVANA STANISLJEVIC, a professor at the Grenoble École de Management in France, looks at what's really going on behind the headlines when it comes to the world's appetite for, and production of, chocolate...

MAL FLETCHER, writing from London, says it's time churches take seriously the potential for mental health issues among their leaders...

In an article first published on The Conversation, CAROLYN M WARNER, associate director of graduate studies and a professor at Arizona State University, argues that canon law is part of the problem when it comes to holding priests accountable for abuse...

In an article first published on Eureka Street , FRANK BRENNAN, CEO of Catholic Social Services Australia, finds consolations and abiding concerns in the Liberal Party vote that led to the ousting of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull...

In an article first published on The Conversation, Australian academic ROB MANWARING, of Flinders University, looks at what how Scott Morrison might approach the role of Prime Minister... 

In an edited version of a speech presented at the Tasmanian Prayer Breakfast this week, CLAIRE ROGERS, CEO of World Vision Australia, talks about a new campaign - #KidsOffNauru - in which more than 30 organisations are demanding all children on Nauru be removed by 20th November...

US Catholic Church commentator THOMAS REESE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, looks at how the Catholic Church in the US should respond to the sex abuse crisis it's facing...

On World Entrepreneur's Day, MEREDITH SCOTT, chief executive of Opportunity International Australia, and JOANNA WHITE, chair of   Opportunity International Australia's board, celebrate the micro-entrepreneurs in developing nations who are turning around their families' lives...

In an article first published on The Conversation, ROSA FREEDMAN, of the University of Reading, and AOIFE O'DONOGHUE, of Durham University, write about the legacy of former UN Secretary General and Nobel Prize winner Kofi Annan, who has died at the age of 80...

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