If the Catholic Church is ever to fulfil the promise of Vatican II, it will be the women who make it happen, writes Ian Harris.
Faith and reason
Ethical norms are central to a wholesome view of life and to protecting the planet, Ian Harris believes.
Responding to last Friday's Faith and Reason about "The Emerging Church", Peter Sara asks what truths are central to the genuine membership of the body of Christ.
The spirit behind taking time out on the Sabbath is as pivotal to a rounded life as ever it was, writes Ian Harris.
Ian McMillan argues for a "middle way" to the central truths of Christianity.
Mark Smith asks why Jesus is still having an impact on millions of lives today.
Ian Harris argues the focus should not be on the scope of the words "marriage" and "civil union"but rather the substance of relationships.
We really do live in a universe without purpose, writes Lawrence M. Krauss.
The God of the fanatics is part of the problem rather than the solution in the Middle East, writes Ian Harris.
Mark Buckle writes about the hungry soul.
Why does faith persist, asks Ian Harris.
As Anzac Day approaches, Fr Brian Fenton, of Wanaka, reflects on the horror of war but also the need to defend values and freedom.
A prominent atheist author has challenged atheists to imitate purposefully the strengths of religions, notes Ian Harris.
As Easter looms, Stuart Crosson urges people to come to Christ in faith and experience the joy of being declared "not guilty".
The rebuilding of Christchurch's Anglican cathedral provides an opportunity to affirm Christianity in a way that is part of the new world rather than the old, writes Ian Harris.
Peter Lyons reflects on lessons on life learned from his father.
There are some lessons to be learned from a former Buddhist monk about nudging religion into the modern world, writes Ian Harris.
As the university year begins, Richard Dawson writes that knowledge is never an end in itself.
Religion is evolving as more Jews and Christians come to embrace what they share, writes Ian Harris.
Religious commitment is a powerful inspiration to act for social justice, writes Andrew Bradstock, of Dunedin. Today, the Salvation Army releases its 2012 "state of the nation" report.