Born into a strongly anti-religious family, the yearning of my soul as a child to belong as part of my spiritual/family was split.
When a ‘fundamentalist’ reads the Torah, it is meant to be taken literally. It’s this fundamentalism that creates the tension between religion and science.
“We’re unashamedly a single issue party,” sayd Dr Philip Nitschke.
The ABC’s Dr Rachael Kohn will co-lead the International Symposium on Religion Journalism in October, hosted by Griffith University’s Multi-Faith Centre.
In this technological era, the ﬁrst step one can expect to take in the path of knowledge in Islam is to consult ‘Sheikh’ Google or ‘Imam’ You Tube.
Transformation in religion can shock people but it can also take us into a deeper understanding of faith.
Being young and choosing to explicitly identify as a practitioner of faith is an interesting and worthwhile life journey.
I was born and raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You may have heard us referred to as ‘Mormons’… My experience is that there are still a lot of misconceptions about what we believe.
Inside the chapel at St Francis Theological College in Brisbane. Credit: Steven Riggall. The non-religious or the religiously-indifferent might wonder why anybody would spend their time researching religion. But to co-founder of Australian Anglican group A Progressive Christian Voice Rev Dr Ray Barraclough, Biblical research continues to offer exciting insights into the way we should live today. “The last twenty years or so has seen some very stimulating study of the scriptures, particularly women scholars bringing their life experience into the scriptures, so we wanted to say, in the wider arena of Australian public life ‘hey there’s fresh things being found in Christianity, fresh insights and there’s also fresh windows being opened into how the Christian faith can be expressed’,”… Read More →
I came to realise that what I did not accept or believe, was someone else’s reality.