Religion

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UN human rights commissioner criticised over planned Xinjiang visit
Exclusive: Politicians accuse China of organising a ‘Potemkin-style tour’ for Michelle Bachelet

Patrick Wintour and Vincent Ni

20, May, 2022 @3:34 PM

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‘She told Martin Luther King: tell ’em about the dream!’ The eternal life of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson
Fifty years after her death, friends and fans including Al Sharpton assess the legacy of a singer who took gospel mainstream and became ‘as big as Beyoncé’

Stevie Chick

19, May, 2022 @1:05 PM

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Michael Henderson obituary
Other lives: Christian journalist, author and broadcaster

Michael Smith

19, May, 2022 @9:52 AM

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The Christian leader trying to break America’s link between faith and guns
Peter Cook says in the aftermath of the Buffalo racist shooting white Christian denominations have a duty to act

Edward Helmore

19, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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France to challenge Grenoble’s move to allow burkinis in public pools
City council votes to allow bathers to wear full-body swimsuit in pools, but government threatens to block move

Kim Willsher in Paris

18, May, 2022 @12:04 PM

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Divas/Brotherhood review – powerful studies examine the challenges of growing up
Máté Körösi’s documentary about a trio of troubled young women in Budapest and Francesco Montagner’s film following three sons in a Bosnian shepherd family explore the path to adulthood

Phil Hoad

18, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘We kept our beards’: Oberammergau’s passion play emerges from pandemic
In 1633 the Bavarian village vowed to stage its play every 10 years if it survived the plague. It did then and has again

Kate Connolly in Oberammergau

14, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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John Wilkins obituary
Editor of the Tablet whose independent stance infuriated the Vatican and conservative Roman Catholics

Stephen Bates

13, May, 2022 @5:20 PM

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French mayor reignites burkini row with pool rule proposal
Grenoble mayor wants swimmers to dress ‘how they like’, including topless or in full-body suits

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

13, May, 2022 @9:05 AM

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New Zealand’s presbyterian church will offer future land sales to Māori iwi first
The major landowner says it has been on the ‘other side of history’ and wants to honour treaty

Tess McClure in Auckland

13, May, 2022 @12:29 AM

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Election 2022 seat explorer: how Australian electorates diverge on religion, country of birth and language
Major political parties are drawing more extensively on diversity data to help them target marginal seats

Katharine Murphy, Josh Nicholas and Johanna Lewis

12, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Father Stu review – Mark Wahlberg’s renegade-turned-priest blesses Catholic drama
Mark Wahlberg stars in a based on truth story ably supported by Jacki Weaver –though Mel Gibson is a much less welcome presence

Leslie Felperin

12, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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