US commentator on religion and politics, JACOB LUPFER, in an article first published by Religion News Service, says the case of US soccer player Jaelene Hinkle highlights the need for differing views on issues - including those related to faith - to be accommodated within the world of sport...

In an article first published on The Conversation, NICK MEGORAN, a reader in political geography at Newcastle University in the UK, looks at what his research shows about atheists and violence...

In an article first published on The Conversation, FRANS VON DER DUNK, professor of space law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, looks at the question of who owns the Moon...

In an article first published on Religion News Service, JACOB LUPFER, a US commentator on religion and politics, says it is critical gatherings like this week's Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom hold the White House to account for its failures to stand up for everyone affected by religious persecution...

As Pakistanis head to the polls, Rev JOHNNIE MOORE and GAYLE MANCHIN - who both serve on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom - call for "unrelenting pressure" for the nation's government to stop the harassment of the country’s religious minorities...

In an article first published on The Conversation, JOSE MIGUEL CRUZ, director of research at Florida International University, explores how recent events in Nicaragua could prompt a new migration crisis...

Fifty years after it was first released, Catholic priest THOMAS REESE looks at how the dispute among Catholics over the controversial papal encyclical 'Humanae Vitae' wasn't just about sex but about church authority itself...

Academics CLAUDIO MILANO, JOSEPH M CHEER and MARINA NOVELLI, in an article first published on The Conversation, look at the rising problem of 'overtourism'...

In an article first published on The Conversation, JOANNE M PIERCE, professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross in the US, looks at the Christian concept of Heaven...

Uniting Church minister, radio commentator and Sight contributor PAUL CLARK looks at why, if Australia's Federal Parliament considers removing the recitation of the Lord's Prayer from its proceedings, the bigger picture of Parliament's foundations should be taken into account...

US Jesuit priest THOMAS REESE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, reflects on the issue of celibacy among Catholic priests and how the church should respond when violations occur...

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