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JOSHUA NEWTON, of Deakin University in Australia, looks at the findings of research showing that despite commercialism, the "true spirit" of Christmas remains...

In an article first published on Religion News Service, US United Church of Christ minister CHUCK CURRIE reflects on the meaning - and "work" - of Christmas...

In an article first published on The Conversation, RACHAEL BURNS, of the University of York in the UK, looks at why a UN Convention on genocide isn't as effective as it should be...

HEATHER RICE-MINUS, of Prison Fellowship in the US, says reform of the federal justice system is "overdue"...

In an article first published on The Conversation, LISA BITEL, a US-based historian and religions, looks at the story behind Santa Claus...

US Catholic commentator, THOMAS REESE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, reflects on the state of the world this Advent - and the hope that Jesus Christ brings despite what we see around us...

In an article first published on The Conversation, SOPHIE RUSSELL, of UNSW, and CHRIS CUNNEEN, of the University of Technology Sydney, argue that evidence shows investment in designing local solutions to overcome the drivers of crime and incarceration is working to reduce Indigenous incarceration rates...

JOHN G STACKHOUSE, Jr, in an article first published on Religion News Service, looks at how American John Allen Chau - killed by North Sentinelese Indigenous people in the remote Andaman Islands - can be viewed as a martyr...

S BRENT RODRIGUEZ-PLATE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, reflects on the contribution New York has made to how Christmas is celebrated today...

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