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.


Tanveer Ahmed on angry white men, identity politics,  and religion  

You’ve heard of feel-good politics – the idea that we boost ourselves by sending a cool tweet or liking a fashionable Facebook page. But what about the politics of feeling bad?

Broken Rites calls for major reform of police and legal sector training  

We all react the same way when the police visit us, but it's more traumatic for survivors of sexual abuse.

To which side of the right will the French election go?  

What should the French public expect at next year's election?

The trouble with surrogacy  

It’s a business worth billions, based on the deepest longing of many couples to have a child they can’t conceive naturally. But is commercial surrogacy not just an ethical minefield but a denial of human rights?

Can the pope keep renegade  cardinals under control?  

The statement from Pope Francis was supposed to mark the end of the Catholic year of mercy. But the response from his critics has been anything but.

Robert Manne on the mind of Islamic State  

A street-for-street battle looms in the campaign to drive the Islamic State group from Iraq’s second city of Mosul. But if you think a military offensive will kill the extremist ideology, think again. Australia’s leading public intellectual Robert Manne will take you inside the mind of Islamic State

Culture wars and religious freedom  

There’s civil wars, world wars and culture wars, and the recent debate over same-sex marriage might leave you feeling like you’ve gone through all three

An end to Islamic armed resistance in the Philippines?  

President Duterte has made good on his election promise to restart the peace process with the Moro people's resistance groups in Mindanao

Explaining the US' political meltdown  

What is the big ethical issue that lurked beneath the surface of this face-off between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton?

Donald Trump: A useful pagan?  

You’ve heard Donald Trump called many things – sexist, racist, tax dodger, a man who loses his cool on twitter. But have you ever heard him called a pagan?

Can the royal commission compel the Church to change its doctrine?  

Kieran Tapsell is a lawyer, former acting judge in New South Wales and author of Potiphar’s Wife: The Vatican’s Secret and Child Sexual Abuse. He’s been reading the latest submissions to the royal commission.

Can India's religious diversity respond to calls for reforms?  

Why are Dalits converting en-masse to Buddhism, and what can the government do about Muslim women's demands for reforms to divorce practices?

Can Mosul's Christian refugees ever go home?  

Mosul's people have languished in refugee camps in Kurdistan and surrounding countries for two years. Is their exile nearly over?

Is the Church of England dying?  

Can the Church of England do anything about the decline it's facing?

The hypersexual world and its impact on young girls and boys  

Kerryn Baird the wife of the NSW premier is leading a campaign to fight the sexual exploitation of girls in commerce and pop culture.

Mona Siddiqui on  the UK's Sharia Councils and the crisis of violence in Muslim communities  

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

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