Writing from London where Parliament is considering laws to make assisted dying legal in the UK, MAL FLETCHER argues that "far from protecting the weak", such legislation will make things harder for many of the most vulnerable...

NAIDOC Week kicked off in Australia on Sunday. Here, SALLY SMITH writes about why we should remember the story of William Cooper...

Now in its ninth year, the National Day of Thanksgiving has been impacting communities across Australia - last year alone more than 250,000 people took part. Ahead of this year's celebration on Saturday, spokesperson ANNETTE SPURR writes about the importance of being thankful...

TIM*, of Open Doors Australia, reflects on what's happened since more than 250 schoolgirls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, northern Nigeria, a little over a year ago...

In an article first published by ASSIST News Service, SHAHID KHAN, vice-chairperson of UK-based human writes organisation Global Minorities Alliance, writes of the plight of Asia Bibi and others declared to have transgressed Pakistan's blasphemy laws...

THEA ORMEROD, president of the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, says churches need to be among those organisations examining their investments...

GRAHAM McDONALD reflects on the origins of Mother's Day... 

LAUREN GUNIAS, of the  World Watch Monitor , looks growing concerns over the persecution of Christians - and members of other faiths - around the world...

As the world paused to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide on Monday, World Vision Australia chief executive TIM COSTELLO reflects,  in an article first published by The Age , on how the country has emerged from those dark days while the international community has still failed to heed its lessons...

Dr CAROLINE MILEY, a member of the Australian Churches’ Refugee Taskforce, and MISHA COLEMAN, executive officer of the ACRT, argue that while there are no easy answers to the worldwide refugee crisis, there are "far better ways" for Australia to tackle the issue than current government policies...

As the world paused to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide on Monday, World Vision Australia chief executive TIM COSTELLO reflects,  in an article first published by The Age , on how the country has emerged from those dark days while the international community has still failed to heed its lessons...

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