Religion and Ethics Report - Separate stories podc

Religion and Ethics Report - Separate stories podc


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.


Besieged: the Copts of Egypt  

It calls itself the Church of the Martyrs, and today many Copts are feeling religious violence in the land they've called home for 2000 years

How to change the culture that creates child sexual abuse in churches?  

The royal commission into sexual abuse is challenging the churches to search their souls and ask how they could betray children.

Letters To A Young Muslim  

When you feel under siege, as if the world’s against you, should you hunker down or challenge your own team, traditions, even beliefs?

Theresa May: Going against the grain  

Is Theresa May taking the Tories to the left?

Church, aid and human rights  groups call on government to evacuate the refugee camps  

The churches say bump the Trump deal. Bring the refugees on Manus Island and Nauru to Australia.

What are some of the reasons behind child sex abuse in the Catholic Church?  

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has begun its hearings this year with an investigation into the Catholic Church's policies. Could this shine a light on why abuse has happened?

What cracked open the child sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church?  

When did the Vatican find out about the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church? As far back as the 80s says Thomas Doyle.

Is trump's Muslim travel ban counterproductive?  

What are the threats to civil liberties from Trump's executive orders?

The Vatican vs the Knights of Malta  

Who are the Knights of Malta, and why has the Vatican taken control of them?

Why did the Democrats ignore religion in 2016?  

Hillary Clinton is a life-long church goer, a serious Methodist who came of age politically in Arkansas, where politics and the pulpit go together.

How the New York Times and liberal media missed Trump and religion  

If you were shocked by the election of Donald Trump, try being editor of the world’s greatest newspaper.

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian and the Armenian diaspora  

She’s joked about her unpronounceable last name and says just call me Gladys.

The US election and those who've been left behind  

As Donald Trump takes the oath of office this week, we go to the heart of the discontent that helped him win the US election

Mona Siddiqui on UK Sharia Council and the crisis of violence in Muslim communities  

Professor Mona Siddiqui is well-known for confronting extremism in the Islamic world, and she was in Australia as a guest of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture at Charles Sturt University earlier this year

Editor of The Forward on US media, Trump and Israel  

Meet the first woman editor in chief of the biggest Jewish English language paper

The complexity of a popular pope  

A hit on social media, and a reputation for humility. Can the pope do no wrong?

Witnesses to suffering : Christians and animals  

The Old Testament gave people dominion over the earth but many Christians prefer stewardship and protecting animals, especially those abused in factory farming.

The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya?  

In Burma, now Myanmar, the promise of democracy and human rights after military rule has not come for this Muslim minority.

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