Global Affairs Today

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Do We Really Understand Religious Freedom?

Religious freedom is something that many of us simply take for granted. But do we really understand all the rights and responsibilities it brings? We take a closer look at this fundamental human right.

Welcoming Strangers: What Do We Owe Refugees and Migrants?

The world is experiencing a surge in the numbers of people fleeing violence or poverty and this humanitarian crisis has raised many difficult questions. We take a closer look at how faith informs our attitude toward migrants and refugees.

The Global Rise of Hate Crimes

News headlines recently have been filled with reports of hate crimes—people targeted because they belong to certain social or racial groups. We take a closer look at what these crimes are, why they’re on the rise, and how we can help prevent them.

The Lost Art of Civil Discourse

In many countries around the world, it seems like the public discourse is getting louder, angrier and more polarized. We’re asking: Is there a way to cut through all the noise and restore calmer, more respectful ways of disagreeing?

Racism in a Global Context

Racism is as old as history itself and its influence around the globe is pervasive. We ask some hard questions about what racism looks like within different societies and how it continues to shape our world in countless ways.

Blasphemy and Free Speech

In many countries, criticizing religion or even expressing religious doubt can land you with a fine, a jail sentence, or—in some cases—the death penalty. We’re exploring the tragedy of blasphemy and apostasy laws and asking what these can teach us about learning to accept others whose beliefs are different to our own.

Prophecies and Politics: The Impact of Conspiracy Theories

It seems like conspiracy theories are on the rise everywhere—they’re in our social media feeds and even repeated within our circles of friends and family. We’re asking: How do these theories gain power, and how can we sort fact from fiction?

Can the Government Really Do That? Covid Restrictions on Worship

As governments around the world closed houses of worship in response to Covid-19, many people began to ask: How far can governments legitimately restrict my religious practice? We dig deep into questions about how robust our religious freedoms really are.

Faith in the Workplace

We don’t leave our faith behind us when we go to work each day. But sometimes accommodating religious practice and belief on the job can be challenging. We explore our rights and responsibilities when it comes to faith in the workplace.

The Power of Protest

The act of political protest has toppled authoritarian regimes and launched important social movements. But sometimes, protests turn violent. We dig deeper into these issues and explore how we can decide if and when to engage in protest.

Nation-Building for God?

What happens when faith becomes closely linked with patriotism or political loyalty? We take a closer look at the phenomenon known as Christian nationalism and explore its dangerous impact in the political life of nations around the world.

Have We Missed the Point About Racism?

Racism is a complex and devasting force that’s found in societies around the globe. We dig deeper into what drives racism, and how we can recognize it and fight it within our own communities.

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