Welcoming Strangers: What Do We Owe Refugees and Migrants?
 

Global Affairs Today / June 13, 2021

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
 

Global Affairs Today / June 06, 2021

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.

 
Blasphemy and Free Speech
 

Global Affairs Today / May 16, 2021

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.

 
Can the Government Really Do That? Covid Restrictions on Worship
 

Global Affairs Today / May 02, 2021

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
 

Global Affairs Today / April 25, 2021

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
 

Global Affairs Today / April 18, 2021

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?
 

Global Affairs Today / April 11, 2021

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.

 
Covid Vaccines and Personal Choice
 

Global Affairs Today / March 28, 2021

As countries around the world roll out COVID-19 vaccination programs, some people are asking: Can the government or my employer force me to have a vaccine I don't want? We explore the many questions around vaccines and civil rights.