Religion and Ethics Report - Separate stories podc

Religion and Ethics Report - Separate stories podc

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Separate stories: Make sense of today's complex world with ABC Radio National's Religion and Ethics Report. Join Andrew West for lively interviews, discussions and debates from Australia and around the globe. Published every Wednesday.

Episodes

Is religion good for women?  

Many argue that secular societies are better for women. But is it as straightforward as that?

Can the secrecy of the confessional ever be broken?  

Despite the shockwaves over proposals to upend centuries of Catholic doctrine and practice by compelling priests to break the secrecy of the confessional, is this an issue the Church needs to grapple with?

Elizabeth Proust pessimistic about reform in the Catholic Church  

Many Catholics have hoped and prayed that their church was willing and able to change in the aftermath of the child sexual abuse scandal. But prominent business woman Elizabeth Proust says the outlook is bleak.

Pope Francis vs Trump, Bannon and the Catholic inquisition  

Your average Catholic loves Pope Francis – 87 per cent according to the Pew Research Centre. A Gallup poll found he was the world’s most popular leader. But he’s facing a powerful enemy within.

Most of the world is religious says Pew Research Centre  in new survey  

What does the Pew research tell us about believers, non-believers and the battle over the birth rate?

Jewish community in new talks over Bondi Synagogue  

Can public safety be used as a reason to reject the building of a place of worship?

Tom Roberts: The Catholic Church needs to confront its sins  

What’s at the heart of the church child sex abuse scandal?

Tom Roberts: The Catholic Church needs to confront its sins  

What’s at the heart of the church child sex abuse scandal?

India and Bangladesh: At a crossroads on religion?  

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is reaching out to Muslims in his country, but how sincere is he? And why are Hindus in Bangladesh leaving for India?

India and Bangladesh: At a crossroads on religion?  

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is reaching out to Muslims in his country, but how sincere is he? And why are Hindus in Bangladesh leaving for India?

Can we talk about Jesus in state schools?  

When you picture an evangelist, what comes to mind?

Can we talk about Jesus in state schools?  

When you picture an evangelist, what comes to mind?

The victim, the suspect, the leader  

What was the impact of the Manchester bombing on Muslim women in Manchester? We hear from three women

The rise and fall of Cardinal Pell  

To both his supporters and detractors, George Pell was a towering figure who fundamentally changed the Catholic world.

Cardinal George Pell faces court  

This week the world has been focussed on Melbourne as George Cardinal Pell appeared in court.

Mandaean celebrations by the Nepean River  

It’s new year celebrations for one of the world’s oldest religious communities--the Mandaeans  

Baroness Emma Nicholson  on refugees, the Blue Helmets and sexual violence  

What happens when UN peacekeepers take off their blue helmets, and become perpetrators of terrible crimes?

Cardinal Turkson on Trump, refugees and climate change  

A right-wing Italian politician says the Vatican wants to throw open Europe’s doors to migrants who’ll destroy its Christian character.

Europe and refugees:  A humanitarian response or immigration control?  

Despite tightening laws on immigration, thousands of new refugees cross the Mediterranean desperate to get to Germany and Sweden.

Europe and refugees:  A humanitarian response or immigration control?  

Despite tightening laws on immigration, thousands of new refugees cross the Mediterranean desperate to get to Germany and Sweden.

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