China’s underground Catholic churches resist mounting Beijing pressure to control religion

China’s underground Catholic churches resist mounting Beijing pressure to control religion

Updated April 01, 2018 08:35:54 Photo: Mindong’s underground churches are being pushed to join the “Patriotic Association”. (ABC News: Ziyuan Wang) Related Story: ‘We have restored it’: The rise of Daoism in China Related Story: Chinese Communist Party readies crackdown on Christianity On a windy evening in the hills of …

I was expecting Book of Mormon to be an attack on religion. Here’s why it’s not

I was expecting Book of Mormon to be an attack on religion. Here’s why it’s not

By Michael Jensen Updated March 30, 2018 06:10:29 Photo: Some of the Australian cast of The Book of Mormon. (Supplied: Jeff Busby) Related Story: We should be promoting freedom of belief, not religious freedom Related Story: What Stephen Hawking said on aliens, black holes and Trump If you are nice …

Attention trolls: religion can be good for women

Attention trolls: religion can be good for women

Posted March 28, 2018 06:00:00 Photo: Having faith, and being part of a close-knit religious community, has many demonstrated benefits for women. (Flickr: Roswell UMC) “The stupidity of religion, the idiocy of faith, never ceases to amaze,” read the text sent to Melbourne radio host Rafael Epstein. It came in …