US religion commentator MARK SILK, in an article first published on Religion News Service, reflects on the recent 'provisional agreement' made between the Vatican and China...

In an article first published on Religion News Service, JOEL BADEN, a professor of Hebrew Bible at Yale Divinity School, takes a look at claims in the new film 'The Trump Prophecy', that the US President is the "King Cyrus of our times"...

In an article first published on The Conversation, ANTHONY WARE and COSTAS LAOUTIDES, both of Australia's Deakin University, look at why the international reputation of Myanmar's civilian leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate is now "in tatters"...

As Catholic bishops from across the globe gather in Rome for a synod on young people, US Catholic commentator THOMAS REESE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, looks at four key challenges the church faces in engaging with youth...

Sight columnist NILS VON KALM says while it's admirable that Australia's new Prime Minister Scott Morrison has spoken out about his Christian faith, it's how his policies affect the disenfranchised and vulnerable that should drive a Christian's voting preferences...

In an article first published on The Conversation, BENJAMIN NEIMARK, of Lancaster University in the UK, takes a look at why corporate tree planting schemes could "cause more harm than good"...

In an article first published on Religion News Service, KATELYN BEATY, former managing editor of 'Christianity Today' and the author of 'A Woman’s Place', reflects on events in the US surrounding the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court...

In an article first published on The Conversation, LOIS LEE, a research fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kent, argues that scientific evidence does not tend to support the idea that atheism is about rational thought and belief in God about existential fulfilments...

In an article first published in The Conversation, ROBERT MUGGAH, of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, looks at the trend for refugees - in South America and elsewhere - to head for cities rather than camps...

In an article first published on The Conversation, ELENI VASILAKI, professor of computational neuroscience at the University of Sheffield in the UK, addresses some key concerns about the future of artificial intelligence...

Amid ongoing consternation over the UK's decision to leave the European Union, MAL FLETCHER looks at the pitfalls of the idea the UK should have a  "second vote" on the issue of Brexit...

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