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...

Florida-based pastor JOEL C HUNTER reflects on lessons learned in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shootings, in which 49 people died, in Orlando a year ago...

MAL FLETCHER looks at what the UK election result reveals...

US pastor BRIAN KAYLOR, in an article first published on Religion News Service, reflects on US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris accord on climate change...

MASSIMO FAGGIOLI, professor of theology and religious studies at Villanova University, in article first published on Religion News Service, reflects on last week's meeting between US President Donald Trump and Pope Francis...

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