ANDREW BRUNSON, in an article first published on Religion News Service, explains how the work of US Commission on International Religious Freedom is not only critical in "sounding the alarm" on religious persecution" but also in advocating for people, who, like he was, are imprisoned for their faith...

TARA ISABELLA BURTON, in an article first published by Religion News Service, says Advent is as much about the darkness of our times as it is about the light which overcomes it...

Co-founder of Religion in Public, RYAN BURGE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, looks at what the data shows about young evangelicals and support for US President Donald Trump...

With the election now behind him, MAL FLETCHER, writing from London, looks at what UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's priorities should be...

In an article first published on The Conversation, MICHAEL YEKPLE, a PhD candidate at the University of Central Florida, looks at the potential impact drones can make on the world's battlefields in protecting the vulnerable...

KRISTINA ARRIAGA, a commissioner of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) from 2016 to 2019, argues for Congress to restore USCIRF to the "apolitical, independent and disruptive agency its architects designed it to be"...

In an article first published in  Sightings , WILLIAM SCHWEIKER, Edward L Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, asks whether the US is experiencing the opposite of a 'Great Awakening'...

US Catholic commentator THOMAS REESE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, says that despite her moves to impeach President Donald Trump, Pelosi says she doesn't hate him but instead says her Catholic faith teaches her to pray for him even if they disagree...

In an article first published on The Conversation, UK academics MICHAEL PRICE and VICTOR HARLOW look at why the "historic institution" of almshouses are re-emerging in the UK...

In an article first published on The Conversation, DAVID ROTHERY, professor of planetary geosciences at The Open University, looks at what mapping has revealed about Saturn moon, Titan...

Following the release of a new children's book asking - and answering - some key questions about the Christmas story, Rev Melissa Lipsett, chief operating officer of the Bible Society Australia Group, looks at the importance of reading the Bible with your children...

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