US researchers PHILIP SCHWADEL and SAM HARDY, in an article first published on The Conversation, look at how religion influences the way people think about and respond to the world - even after they've left the religion...

MATHEW SCHMALZ, professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross in the US, looks - in an article first published on The Conversation - at the history of Communion within the Catholic Church and when it has been denied to prominent figures...

In an article first published on The Conversation, SOJIN LIM, an expert in Korean studies, looks at why  North Korean leader Kim Jong-un isn't letting international aid into the country despite what appears to be a growing food shortage crisis...

In an article first published on The Conversation, ANDREW SERDY, professor of the public international law of the sea at the University of Southampton, looks at this week's tense encounter between a British warship and Russian ships and planes off the coast of the Crimean Peninsula...

DIANE RANDALL, general secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation in the US, looks at what a "truly just" post-pandemic world looks like for America...

In an article first published on The Conversation, MARIA DE JESUS, a US-based scholar of global health specialising in healthcare inequities, looks at the global picture when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout...

US pastors and church planting network founders THABITI ANYABWILE and JOHN ONWUCHEKWA, in an article first published on Religion News Service, argue that Black and brown communities need the freedom to plant churches responsive to their own contexts and needs...

In an article first published on The Conversation, GAVIN EVANS, a lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London, looks at the life and legacy of former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda, who died last week at the age of 97...

In an article first published on The Conversation, scholar BRENDAN SZENDRO outlines why he sees a constitution for Israel as a key to addressing the nation's political instability...

ELLIS HEASLEY, of UK-based religious freedom advocacy CSW, looks at the stories of some of the thousands of people who have gone missing around the world in connection with their faith...

Writing from London, MAL FLETCHER reflects on what the post-pandemic world may look like and the opportunities to rethink values and ethics that it presents...

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