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.


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.

A multicultural future for Australian Christianity  

The future of Australian Christianity lies in immigration. Where churches are full, you’ll see faces from Asia, Africa, the Indian sub-continent and the Middle East.

Why the Church of England is failing the British poor  

How remote from the working class is the Church of England ?

Is faith changed by seeking refuge?  

Melbourne teacher Susan Ennis explores the refugee experience and its impact on faith and spirituality

Leaving Christian fundamentalism  

When do you realise that a church is not for you?

Why is literalist Christianity growing in North America?  

How to explain the increasing number of conservative churches in Canada? The answer might surprise you.

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.

Indonesia's tolerant Islam under attack?  

What's changing about Indonesia's Islam?

Indonesia's tolerant Islam under attack?  

What's changing about Indonesia's Islam?

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

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