With today marking Universal Children's Day, CHRIS MURDOCH, Opportunity International Australia's global chief strategist, says that if the gains made in reducing global poverty are to be maintain, children must be provided access to quality education and employment opportunities...

US Christian activist and author, LISA SHARON HARPER, in an article which comes via Religion News Service, reflects on the background to a pilgrimage she just completed to landmarks in women's and African-American history...

TOM KRATTENMAKER, in an article first published by Religion News Service, explains why he's convinced that in the US, the term evangelical "no longer means what it once did"...

US academic DAVID MISLIN, in an article first published on The Conversation, looks back at a failed attempt in the US to heal divisions between Protestants and Catholics...

AMANDA JACKSON, writing from London, reflects on recent revelations of sexual exploitation and inappropriate behaviour against women around the world...

JACOB LUPFER, a contributing editor of Religion News Service, asks why more churches aren't "telling the truth about America’s unique scourge of gun violence?"...

US columnist RICHARD MOUW reflects on the response to Sunday's shooting at a church in Texas in which 27 people, including the gunman, were killed...

In an article first published on The Conversation, ROBERT MUGGAH, associate lecturer at the Pontifical Catholic Univesirty of Rio de Janeiro, writes about the role religion is playing in crime in Brazil...

American Jesuit priest THOMAS REESE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, on why the rise of ecumenism is a cause for celebration and what the next steps are...

As the world marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, US Catholic bishop, Rev MITCHELL T ROZANSKI, writes of the growing unity he's witnessed among Christian denominations...

The revelation that Ethiopian Christianity possibly had links to the Protestant Reformation is a game-changer for what is generally thought to be an exclusively European phenomenon, writes US academic and bishop, DAVID D DANIELS, in an article published on Religion News Service...

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