In an article first published on The Conversation, KEVIN O'NEAL COKLEY, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis at the University of Texas at Austin, looks at the connections between the death penalty and issues like race and gender in the US... 

In an article first published on The Conversation, RAMAZAN KILINC, of the University of Nebraska Omaha, looks at the history of Christians in Turkey...

Writing from London, MAL FLETCHER says limiting our use of social media could make for a rewarding Christmas gift...

In an article first published on The Conversation, TUTKU AYHAN and GUNES MURAT TEZCUR, of the University of Central Florida, look at what their research shows about how life has changed for the Yazidi of Iraq in the wake of Islamic State attacks...

As the US marks Thanksgiving this week, CLEMENTE LISI, a senior editor Religion Unplugged who teaches journalism at The King’s College in New York City, takes a look at its history - and its links with faith...

In an article first publsihed on The Conversation, ANGÉLICA DURAN-MARTINEZ, associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the US, looks at the causes - and possible solutions - to recent violence in Mexico...

US political scientists PAUL DJUPE and RYAN BURGE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, look at what the data says about Americans' belief that the President is anointed by God...

In an article first published on The Conversation, MATTHEW PETER CASEY, of Arizona State University, looks at the role of religion in Bolivia's recent change of regime...

Scripture Union in the UK have launched a campaign encouraging parents to focus on the true story of Jesus' birth this Christmas when talking to their children. GEMMA WILLIS, author of a new Christmas storybook, 'God Became Like Me?' ,  written for the campaign, explains why it's important...

In an article first published by Religion News Service, PETER HENNE, director of Middle East studies in the Global and Regional Studies Program at the University of Vermont, argues that the issue of international religious freedom represents an opportunity for Democractic presidential candidates...

In an article first published by Religion News Service, BOB FU, president of China Aid, together with BYRNNE LAWRENCE look at recent events in Hong Kong and the history of human rights abuses in China...

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