Ethics & Religion

The Catholic Church’s fight to keep ‘cultural Catholics’ at Census time

The next Census in 2026 will likely be a watershed moment for our nation, with the proportion of Australians identifying ...
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Australia’s changing spiritual landscape

Spirituality is increasingly popular with young Australians: recent research shows 38 per cent of Gen Z Australians identify as spiritual. It ...
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Time to take religion out of Anzac Day services

Plenty of non-religious Australians have fought, and have died, in war for our country. While the insulting line that there ...
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Waving goodbye to imaginary friends

Let me introduce you to a young boy known as ‘Peanut’. James Delarue is his real name but, with affection, ...
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When my church joined an international cult

It had been a year since I saw my family. In the Army, it was a year of obeying orders, ...
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Hardaker’s take on the rise and fall of Hillsong and Houston

Hillsong was first formed in 1983 by Brian and Bobbie Houston as the “decidedly functional, even dowdy” The Hills Christian ...
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Jordan Peterson, Greg Sheridan and the Christian myth

In November last year, Greg Sheridan, Foreign Editor of The Australian – a newspaper for which I regularly write feature ...
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Paul Kingsnorth’s new religiousness

On Christmas Day, an essay appeared in the online magazine UnHerd under the title ‘Our Godless era is dead: A ...
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The legend of the first Christmas and ‘sodomites’

There is an obscure medieval legend that says once upon a time in Bethlehem a child was born whose holiness ...
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Leslie Cannold: Setting the record straight on beliefs about religious moral superiority

This is the foreword that appears in the newly published volume of the Religiosity in Australia series, by Neil Francis. ...
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Christian dominionism: Follow the money

This article is based on a speech given by the author at the Secularism Australia Conference on 2 December in ...
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Our 2017 interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Editor’s note: In UnHerd magazine last weekend, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a feminist and critic of Islam, wrote about her journey ...
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