The Australian National Imams Council said prohibiting the flag was analogous to banning the Christian cross because it had been misused by the Ku Klux Klan.
- by Matthew Knott
Scotch College says it is moving with the times but needs to consider its overarching religious ethos, as the church that oversees it seeks to bar some students from school captaincy.
- by Lachlan Abbott and Nicole Precel
The monastery on Siniyah Island, part of a sand-dune sheikhdom, sheds new light on early Christianity along the shores of the Persian Gulf.
- by Jon Gambrell
If Andrew Thorburn is guilty by association with City on a Hill, why is Daniel Andrews not guilty by association with the Catholic Church?
- by Barney Zwartz
Andrew Thorburn’s forced exit from Essendon has crystallised insecurities held by people of faith about holding moral views against the secular majority.
- by Chip Le Grand
The Essendon-Thorburn saga highlights that never before have Australians known so little about the foundational text of Australia’s biggest religion. And never before, it seems, had such strong opinions on it.
- by Anthony Segaert
City on a Hill pastor Guy Mason repeated his apology for the words he used in a sermon, while a religious discrimination expert laid out a dual path for possible legal action against the Bombers.
- by Anna Patty and Lachlan Abbott
Andrew Thorburn’s messy departure from Essendon football club prompted a conservative church to apologise for likening abortion to concentration camps.
- by Lachlan Abbott and Caroline Schelle
Ex-bank boss Andrew Thorburn did not declare to Essendon that the church he chaired held views that might be a concern for the Bombers before he was hired as CEO.
- by Jake Niall
While the Essendon CEO’s humiliating exit is further evidence of football club dysfunction, faith groups see a growing intolerance for religion in public life.
- by Chip Le Grand