US Catholic commentator CHARLES C CAMOSY, himself involved in organising an amicus brief from Catholic theologians in support of the Nonhuman Rights Project's legal attempts to free Happy the Elephant from captivity in the Bronx Zoo, looks at why animal ethics is a hot theological issue...

In an article first published on The Conversation, BENJAMIN ISAKHAN, professor of international politics at Deakin University in Australia, looks at what the deadly fire at Baghdad's Ibn al-Khatib Hospital reveals about Iraq's heathcare system...

US Catholic commentator THOMAS REESE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, writes about why it's time for US forces to leave Afghanistan...

As Australia and New Zealand marked Anzac Day on 25th April, HAL BISSET reflects on the meaning of the commemoration - in particular, what it means with regard to Indigenous Australians...

In an article marking the eighth anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, BONNIE GRAHAM, ethical fashion coordinator at Baptist World Aid Australia, calls for your help in ending forced labour in the cotton industry...

CHARLIE DATES, senior pastor at Chicago’s Progressive Baptist Church and an affiliate professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, reflects on what the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin might mean...

In an article first published on Religion News Service, DIANE RANDALL, general secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, reflects on the role churches have played in addressing the pandemic and poverty in the US...

As Colombia and Mexico mark national Children's Days this month, ELLIS HEASLEY, of UK-based religious freedom advocacy CSW, says it's time for action ensure all children in those countries have the fundamental right to religious freedom without fear of harassment, intimidation or discrimination...

In an article first published on Religion News Service, JAMES ACKERMAN, president of Prison Fellowship in the US, writes about why words matter when describing people in reference to the prison system... 

In an article first published on Religion News Service, SHIRLEY HOOGSTRA, president of the US-based Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, and EBOO PATEL, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, write about a new partnership aimed at overcoming religious divides...

In an article published on The Conversation, SUJEET KUMAR, a senior research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University,  says its time for India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi "to show decisive leadership"...

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