MATHEW SCHMALZ, a professor of religious studies at College of the Holy Cross in the US state of Massachusetts, looks at what we mean when we talk about a 'cult' or 'cult leader'...

JOHN NAGLE, professor in sociology at Queen's University Belfast, looks - in an article first published on The Conversation, at the "growing humanitarian disaster" in Lebanon...

KERRY WEBER, an executive editor at US Catholic publication 'America', writes about why the fact most US Catholics don't know who former cardinal Theodore McCarrick is a problem...

In an article first published on The Conversation, RAJIB DASGUPTA, chair of the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health at Jawaharlal Nehru University, looks at the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in India..

Australian academics ADAM SIMPSON and NICHOLAS FARRELLY, in an article first published on The Conversation, look at the factors behind the worsening COVID-19 crisis in Myanmar...

In an article first published on The Conversation, JOSHUA REISS, a Reader at the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London, looks at the evolution of how sound has been recorded and broadcast at successive Olympics...

In an article first published on The Conversation, JOSHUA POWELL, a researcher at UCL in the UK, looks at South Korean efforts to reintroduce bears...

As the US continues to grapple with a crisis on its southern border, RANDI MANDELBAUM, a professor of law at Rutgers University, looks - i n an article first published on The Conversation - at what happens when an unaccompanied child arrives...

In an article first published on The Conversation, TERRY SHOEMAKER, part of a team of US scholars who have been exploring why some younger individuals either leaving or attempting to reform evangelicalism in America, looks at what they found...

SHER JAN AHMADZAI, director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska Omaha, looks - in an article first published on The Conversation - at what the Taliban stand for today...

In an article first published on The Conversation, HANNAH CLOKE is a professor of hydrology at University of Reading, says floods in Germany and surrounding commmunities this week show elements of flood warning systems need to be improved...

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