Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II was recently in Australia for a 10 day official visit – this first to the country as Pope. DAVID ADAMS had an audience with His Holiness at the Coptic Orthodox Church’s new base in Melbourne…

ANNA-PUJOL MAZZINI, of Thomson Reuters Foundation, reports on the trend for package-free shops...

ELLEN WULFHORST, of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, reports on a landmark collaboration...

DAVID ADAMS reports on the findings of a new study by Australian Clergy Families...

In the second in a special series on the work of Opportunity International Australia and its partner agencies in the Philippines, DAVID ADAMS reports on the changing nature and new innovations in the world of microfinance...

There were celebrations this week when Indian Roman Catholic priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil was released after 18 months captivity in Yemen. World Watch Monitor reports on his subsequent meeting with Pope Francis and looks at the background to the case...

ZOE TABARY, of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, reports on how 'social entrepreneurs' in the UK are tapping into consumer demand to tackle social issues within the community...

In the wake of unfolding disasters in Texas and Florida, PAUL SINGER, of USA Today , reports on the role faith groups - and Christian groups in particular - are playing in disaster response in the US...

DON LATTIN, in an article first published by Religion News Service, takes a look back at the response of America's religious communities to the Vietnam War ahead of a new 10 part TV documentary to air in the States later this month...

In the first of a series looking at the work of Christian microfinance organisation Opportunity International Australia and its partner agency ASKI in The Philippines, DAVID ADAMS reports on how small loans are changing lives...

KIMBERLY WINSTON, of Religion News Service, reports...

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