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Detained and in danger: The tortured Australian families who fear for their missing loved ones

Detained and in danger: The tortured Australian families who fear for their missing loved ones

The security agents came for Adeham Abliz late on a Thursday night.

  • by Fergus Hunter

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Islamic centre connected to terror plots plans expansion
Terrorism

Islamic centre connected to terror plots plans expansion

An Islamic centre that has been linked to the Bourke Street attacker and Christmas Day terror plot is seeking council approval to accommodate up to 500 people at once as its community grows.

  • by Liam Mannix
Mark Short chosen as new Canberra-Goulburn Anglican bishop

Mark Short chosen as new Canberra-Goulburn Anglican bishop

Rev Dr Short, who will replace Bishop Stuart Robinson, is a former journalist and public servant.

Faith

One of my favourite hymns, by George Matheson, I call the paradox hymn because it contains truths in tension.

  • by Barney Zwartz
Religious freedom backflip: Anglican Archbishop 'deeply sorry' for schools' letter
Religion

Religious freedom backflip: Anglican Archbishop 'deeply sorry' for schools' letter

The letter - signed by 34 schools - argued for the preservation of laws giving them the power to discriminate against gay students and teachers.

  • by Jordan Baker & Michael Koziol
Time running out for religious freedom as 'dual election' option dismissed
Religion

Time running out for religious freedom as 'dual election' option dismissed

The government is aiming to release its plan for religious protection by the end of the year but has little time to legislate the full package.

  • by David Crowe
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Schools' letter misinterpreted as homophobic, Anglican Archbishop says
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Schools' letter misinterpreted as homophobic, Anglican Archbishop says

The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney says his schools did not ask for and do not want exemptions from the Sex Discrimination Act but are seeking "a positive right to religious freedom".

  • by Pallavi Singhal
Schools selecting for out-of-step values are narrowing their teacher pool
Opinion
Opinion

Schools selecting for out-of-step values are narrowing their teacher pool

Time to rethink the widespread conviction that private schools deliver better education, in particular better teachers.

  • by Cathy Sherry
Anglican schools want to protect their inclusive culture
Opinion
Opinion

Anglican schools want to protect their inclusive culture

Politicians need to do more to codify freedom of religion in our laws.

  • by Dr John Collier

Faith: We need to take care of our beautiful but fragile environment

We are all accountable for preserving and passing on the delicate environment we have inherited.

  • by Bill Pugh
Pakistan Islamists block roads to protest acquittal of Christian
Pakistan

Pakistan Islamists block roads to protest acquittal of Christian

Asia Bibi was accused of making derogatory remarks about Islam after neighbours objected to her drinking water from their glass because she was not Muslim.

  • by Syed Raza Hassan