Until recently, the priesthoods of all Christian denominations have been men-only domains. But the Brisbane diocese of the Anglican Church is now ordaining more women than men, despite women in Sydney still not able to become priests at all.
The values I learnt at my Sydney Anglican school are very different to those on display in the "right to discriminate" letter from school principals, writes Matilda Dixon-Smith.
The new policy aims to protect the church against claims of discrimination but lawyers are warning it could have serious, detrimental impacts on the community.
The Sydney Anglican Diocese has backed down on a controversial policy banning smoking ceremonies on church property following outrage from indigenous leaders, school principals and priests.
The Sydney Anglican Church is set to vote on sweeping powers that will ensure that no same-sex marriage services or receptions, meditative yoga or traditional Indigenous smoking ceremonies will be held on any of their extensive properties.
As people in some parts of Australia get ready to celebrate Christmas in scorching heat, the nation's church leaders offer messages of hope, love and generosity — with one even condensing his wishes into a single tweet.
One of Australia's most senior Anglicans defends his diocese's decision to donate $1 million to the No campaign, saying a "commitment to social justice" fuelled the move.
The Anglican Church of Australia has for the first time apologised to victims of domestic violence — many of whom, it says, have been let down by Church leaders and teachings.
A new organisation campaigning for No in the same-sex marriage plebiscite has launched, but one religious leader says they do not represent the views of all modern Christians.