US Catholic Church commentator THOMAS REESE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, looks at how the Catholic Church in the US should respond to the sex abuse crisis it's facing...

On World Entrepreneur's Day, MEREDITH SCOTT, chief executive of Opportunity International Australia, and JOANNA WHITE, chair of   Opportunity International Australia's board, celebrate the micro-entrepreneurs in developing nations who are turning around their families' lives...

In an article first published on The Conversation, ROSA FREEDMAN, of the University of Reading, and AOIFE O'DONOGHUE, of Durham University, write about the legacy of former UN Secretary General and Nobel Prize winner Kofi Annan, who has died at the age of 80...

In an article first published on The Conversation, SIMON GOTTSCHALK, professor of sociology at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, looks at the rising infantilisation of Western culture...

In an article first published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, JAN EGELAND, secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council, reflects on the dangers aid workers are facing in countries like South Sudan...

In an article first published on The Conversation, Professor JOCK COLLINS, of the University of Technology Sydney, and Professor CAROL REID, of Western Sydney University, report on the findings of a study looking at how newly arrived refugees have settled in Queensland...

US professor of religion MARK SILK, in an article first published on Religion News Service, looks at what role religion will play in the upcoming US midterm elections...

SHANE CLAIBORNE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, says Pope Francis's declaration of the unacceptability of the death penalty couldn't have come at a better time for the US given how some states are still fighting to keep it...

CECILIA FARFÁN-MÉNDEZ,  a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for US-Mexican Studies at the University of California San Diego, says while violence is once again rising in the Mexican state of Chihuahua , even when it was declining, the number of suicides was on the rise...

US Jesuit priest THOMAS REESE reflects on Pope Francis' change to the catechism of the Catholic Church...

MAL FLETCHER, writing from London, looks at what a new report reveals about smartphone use in the UK...

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