As US company Three Square Market offers its employees the option of injecting a microchip under their skin to automate everything from navigate security and buy lunch in the staff canteen, MAL FLETCHER raises some red flags...

MICHEL SIDIBÉ, executive director of UNAIDS, says faith communities continue to have an important role to play in responding to the HIV crisis, especially in the global south...

After four years of Australia's offshore asylum seeker detention program, SUSAN ANDERSON, of World Vision Australia, says it's high time those being held on Manus Island and Nauru were brought to Australia...

As the salaries of BBC stars were made public in the UK this week (and there are calls for the same to be done in Australia in regard to public broadcaster the ABC), MAL FLETCHER, writing from London, looks at the arguments in support...

Rev THOMAS J REESE, a commisioner on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, explains why Patriarch Antonios of Eritrea is one of his "heroes"...

DAVID GUSHEE, in an article first published by Religion News Service, grapples with how to respond when vulnerable people such as the homeless or mentally ill come into church...

Reflecting on the case of 11-month-old British baby Charlie Gard which has provoked headlines around the world this week, MAL FLETCHER argues that the outcome should have a bias toward preserving life...

Writing from the US, ANDREA SYVERSON, author of the upcoming book Alter Girl: Walking Away From Religion Into The Heart of Faith , says Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has recognised the "desperate yearning for community" among people - including those walking away from the church...

As negotiations continue at the UN in New York, JONATHAN FRERICHS, formerly programme executive for peace building and disarmament at the World Council of Churches, writes about the progress being made towards a treaty banning nuclear weapons...

Online extremist material remains an issue of concern across the world. MAL FLETCHER, writing from the UK, explains why a proposal put forward by UK Prime Minister Theresa May to penalise big technology companies if they fail to take down extremist material online should be considered...

PETER CADWALLADER, a council member at Opportunity International Australia, reflects on the meaning of hope in the context of the organisation's work...

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