Ahead of an Australian tour this year, GARETH GILKESON, drummer with Irish band Rend Collective, writes about a visit to Honduras with World Vision last year where he experienced a "choosing party" as children selected their sponsors under the organisation's new model of child sponsorship known as 'Chosen'...

Following the UK Government's announcement this week that it was bringing forward a ban on new diesel and petrol car sales to 2035, ASHLEY FLY, lecturer in vehicle electrification at Loughborough University, looks - in this article first published on The Conversation - at what needs to happen first...

In an article first published in 'Sightings', a publication of the Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School, A TREVOR SUTTON looks at how hip-hop is reaching new generations with conversion narratives...

In an article first published on Religion News Service, CHRISTINA CROOK, author of 'The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World', looks at a different economic model - and the key role trust plays in it...

CHARLES C CAMOSY, in an article first published on Religion News Service, looks at how lessons from the approach taken by Catholic lay group Focolare could help bridge divisions in US society...

In an article first published on The Conversation, BRIAN GLYN WILLIAMS, professor of Islamic history at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, looks at where the so-called Islamic State are still operating...

In an article first published on The Conversation, HELEN PARISH, a professor in history at the University of Reading in the UK, looks at the debate over priestly celibacy in the Roman Catholic Church...

Sight contributor NILS VON KALM looks at, in the context of recent bushfires in Australia and criticism of Prime Minister Scott Morrison's response, whether it's right for Christians to be critical of leaders' actions...

CLEMENTE LISI, in an article first published on Religion Unplugged, looks at the role his Catholic faith played in the life of US basketball icon Kobe Bryant after he and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday...

In an article first published on Religion News Service, LAURA EVERETT, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, and DAN JOSLYN-SIEMIATKOSKI, professor of church history at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, look at what Christians can do to help stem the tide of anti-Semitism...

In an article first published on Religion News Service, JOHN GEHRING, Catholic program director at Faith in Public Life Action, looks at the broader relationship between Catholics and pro-life issues against the backdrop of US President Donald Trump's historic appearance at last Friday's March for Life...

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