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 oldest choir in Australia begins 200th anniversary celebrations  

St Mary's Cathedral Choir is one of Australia's only boys choirs. On the threshold of its 200th birthday, celebrations are just beginning.

Islamic Relief: We need to discover the talents of refugees  

The 'migration crisis' politicians talk about, is about real people.

Europe,  Syria and refugees  

How can Europe negotiate the refugee crisis it confronts?

Religion has everything to do with the G20  

In the lead up to the G20 summit next week in Hamburg, Germany, 200 diplomats, politicians, scholars and religious leaders gathered in Berlin to discuss a very modern crisis – the world’s 65 million refugees and displaced people.

On climate and refugees : the G20 Interfaith Summit  

What is the connection between climate change and the refugee crisis we are seeing? And what role has faith in finding answers to those confronting famines and a shortage of basic resources?

Eating disorders and Ramadan  

It's the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan this weekend. But for some, eating disorders at the end of month-long fast pose some complex issues.

Rev Charissa Suli: A local view of the 40th anniversary of the Uniting Church  

The transformation of the Uniting Church is felt at the congregational level as well.

The Uniting Church experiment 40 years on  

It’s been 40 years since the Congregationalist, Methodist and Presbyterian churches merged to form the Uniting Church in Australia. In that time, it has transformed into a uniquely Australian expression of Protestant Christianity – and the transformation isn’t over yet.

The Grenfell fire: a moral failure  

The London fire has raised some profound moral question- and not only those over law. Questions about the way society works. All that being said, it’s crystal clear that the London Fire required more than legal punishments after so many lives have been lost

Prasan Ulluwishewa on corporate manslaughter  

Grenfell Tower raised serious moral questions about the law, society and corporate responsibility.

Finsbury Park and media reporting  

How does the media report terrorism and Islam?

How “somewheres” and “anywheres” explain Brexit  

When it comes to populism, the left-right political spectrum doesn’t cut it.

How much is a congregation worth?  

What is the economic value of your typical religious congregation? It turns out quite a lot.

Michael Wear on Obama's faith and Reclaiming Hope  

Michael Wear's new book Reclaiming Hope reveals the thrills and disappointments of working for a president he loved.

Losing the succour of religion  

Why are UK Imams are denying the London Bridge attackers funeral services ?

Raheel Reza on tackling ideological extremism  

Are deradicalization and violent extremism prevention programs working?

Daniel Gordis on  withdrawing from the West Bank  

For an alternative view, one of the leading conservative voices in Israel. Rabbi Daniel Gordis. He's with Shalem College in Jerusalem .

Ilan Pappe on the viability of a bi-national state for Palestinians and Israelis  

Six days in June changed history for millions in the middle east. What changed and what is the future?

Righting Wrongs: Marking 50 years since the 1967 referendum and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision.  

Within living memory of many Indigenous people, there's a trauma that's inscribed from the past. Segregation and inequality was enforced with violence.

Catholic schools: too powerful a lobby?  

Could the federal government’s plan to overhaul school funding reignite a 50-year-old debate here?

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