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Image of the “Forgiveness Cross”

Power and the glory: The ‘Forgiveness Cross’

The unveiling of an illuminated Christian monument near the remote community of Haasts Bluff, west of Alice Springs

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Beyond belief

God, the afterlife, and why delusion should be praised and embraced in the modern age

Brian Houston arrives at court, surrounded by TV news cameras

Law and order

Hillsong and the life of Brian

The Hillsong founder lost control, first of his judgement, then of his authority and finally of his church itself – now, on criminal trial, he’s desperate to control his story

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Religion and ethics

The goddess of Moonee Ponds

In a temple in Melbourne, mystics, activists and feminists find common cause in goddess worship

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison introducing the religious discrimination bill in the House of Representatives on November 25, 2021. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

Faith no more

In withdrawing support for the religious discrimination bill, the Christian right showed what it wanted all along: the freedom to discriminate against others

A spiral galaxy in the Coma Berenices constellation. Photographed at Lick Observatory, California, in the late 1800s.

The search for extraterrestrial minds

That we understand the nature of the cosmos has profound implications in the search for life

Image of Sister Brigid Arthur

Sister acts

The life and times of activist Sister Brigid Arthur

Image of Senator Mehreen Faruqi. Image via Facebook

Pushback

A senator’s fight against Australia’s racism and sexism

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Julian of Norwich

Might challenges to neoliberal orthodoxies emerge from the pandemic, as challenges to Christian faith did after the Black Death?

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

The last word on George Pell

The royal commission’s damning verdict on what Pell knew about child sexual abuse in the Church