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“Jesus confronts the myth of scarcity which holds that there is not enough to go around so the rich stay rich, the poor stay poor.” Photograph: Getty Images

Donald Trump recently resumed his rallies with lots of excited supporters in attendance. But who is in charge: the former president, or the cheering c(...)

 A mural of the late Sir Tom Moore, by artist Robert Newbiggin, adorns a wall in Southport, England. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

‘Old age hath yet his honour and his toil; Death closes all: but something ere the end, some work of noble note, may yet be done . . .” These lines fr(...)

Supermarket workers: the pandemic unemployment benefit was more than some of these workers were paid ordinarily.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Pope Francis, in a recent address, referred to “a pandemic of poverty” throughout the world. Almost 15 per cent of the world’s population live in extr(...)

Demonstrators during an Extinction Rebellion protest on Waterloo Bridge in London on Monday. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Thousands of environmental activists paralysed parts of central London on Monday by blocking Marble Arch, Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge in a bid (...)

Bray-born Bishop Wallace Benn is scheduled to be guest speaker in June at the Irish College of Preachers conference in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, Dublin. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/PA.

An Irish-born Church of England bishop, who has faced serious questions over his handling of clerical child sex abuse allegations in the UK, has had h(...)

For many it’s a tall order to be asked to believe that, as the late American lawyer-philosopher Ronald Dworkin so neatly put it, “an all-powerful and all-knowing God created the universe, judges human lives, guarantees an afterlife, and responds to prayer”.

Recent controversy about clerical education at Maynooth invites the question whether the Catholic Church in Ireland has still further to fall. A flurr(...)

Peter Barrett, who has died aged 59, was Church of Ireland bishop of Cashel and Ossory and one of the outstanding Christian pastors of his generation (...)

John Banville, Eavan Boland (pictured above) and John Montague are among the line-up for a Yeats 150th anniversary event at the National Concert Hall next month.

Rebellion at Stinging Fly The deadline for submissions to The Stinging Fly February 2016 issue is this Friday, August 14th. In the Wake of the (...)

Twenty years after agreeing to the ordination of women as priests, the Church of England has found a compromise on the ordination of women as bishops,(...)

 Julian Assange speaking to the media inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London ahead of the first anniversary earlier this year. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who has been holed up in an embassy in London for more than a year, is to deliver the traditional faith spot (...)