In an article first published on Religion News Service, Rev SUSAN BROOKS THISTLEWAITE is president emerita and professor emerita of Chicago Theological Seminary, says it wasn't God who gave Americans guns...

US Catholic commentator THOMAS REESE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, looks at the, at times strained, history of diplomacy between the US and Vatican and who US President Joe Biden might consider as an ambassador to the Holy See...

GARETH WEARNE, a lecturer in Biblical Studies at the Australian Catholic University, looks - in an article first published on The Conversation - at the recent discovery of ancient Scriptures in the so-called 'Cave of Horror' on the western shore of the Dead Sea...

In an article first published on The Conversation, KATHRYN DICKASON, a Visiting Scholar at the School of Religion at the University of Southern California, looks at the off and on tradition of dancing as part of Christian worship...

As Bangladesh approaches the 50th anniversary of its creation, conflict scholar TAZREENA SAIJAD, in an article first published on The Conversation, looks at the troubled lead-up to independence and the impact that has on the nation today...

Writing from London, MAL FLETCHER argues that while BigTech companies preach "equality, sharing and meritocracy", their growth is often focused on drawing more and more power to themselves and their "elite" leaders...

While investigations continue into the motive for the shooting of eight people - including six women of Asian descent - in Atlanta this week, RAYMOND CHANG, president of the Asian American Christian Collaborative, looks  at how the church needs to respond to the wider issue of violence against Asian Americans...

TIM COSTELLO reflects on the growing issue of anxiety in Australia, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic - and why it might be worse than in previous pandemics...

In an article first published on Religion News Service, DIANE RANDALL, general secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation -  a national US non-partisan Quaker lobby for peace, justice and the environment, calls for the US to make peace - not war - its priority...

JAMIE ATEN and KENT ANNAN, of the Humanitarian Diasster Institute at Wheaton College in the US, writing against the backdrop of the first anniversary of the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, look at the importance of publicly marking the anniversaries of disasters and tragedies...

In an article first published on Religion News Service, US Catholic commentator THOMAS REESE argues that Pope Francis' visit to Iraq went beyond expectations in achieving its goals...

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