The Spirit of Things - Program podcast

The Spirit of Things - Program podcast

Australia

The Spirit of Things is an adventure into religion and spirituality. It explores contemporary values and beliefs as expressed through ritual, art, music, and sacred texts.

Episodes

In sickness and in death...  

How do people care for the aged, the sick and the dying? What makes them do it? A personal and professional exploration of medical, spiritual and practical carers displays a profound personal investment in the relationships between carer and cared for.

In Sickness and in Death...  

How do people care for the aged, the sick and the dying? What makes them do it? A personal and professional exploration of medical, spiritual and practical carers displays a profound personal investment in the relationships between carer and cared for.

Fighting sexism in Islam  

Fighting sexism is not new in Islam, but today the Muslim women who are at the forefront of change are determined to have a lasting impact, including Susan Carland with her new book Fighting Hislam.

Dances of Universal Peace  

The Dances of Universal Peace is a worldwide movement under the spiritual direction of Shabda Kahn, where people from all traditions come together to chant and dance in a circle, opening their hearts to the Divine and to each other in friendship.

Gay Christians  

Gay Christians speak about their faith, their relationships and their hopes for the future as Tasmania's Upper House debates the churches' exemption form anti-discrimination legislation.

Jewish Anzacs  

Mark Dapin's Jewish Anzacs shows that, contrary to popular perception, Jews served in the Australian military far out of proportion to their numbers, earning VCs and dying for their country, and Felix Sher talks about the unexpected death of his son Pte Greg Sher.

Reinventing Church in Tasmania  

When economic decline threatened to close the doors of Tasmania's churches including its oldest church, a bold new experiment to 'call out' people from the community into leadership proved successful.

Do Science and Faith Comfortably  Coexist?  

Do Science and Faith Comfortably Coexist?

Marriage of Love and Justice  

Marriage of Love and Justice.

Indigenous Christians  Celebrate the Bible  

Indigenous Christians Celebrate the Bible.

Huston Smith's World Religions  

Huston Smith's World Religions.

You will meet a tall, dark  stranger  

Thousands of people consult psychics in Australia every week looking for help in their relationships. Does it mean they're losing control of their lives?

Monsieur Mayonnaise  

Monsieur Mayonnaise, a secret family history.

How fragile we are  

Psychiatrist, Tanveer Ahmed, thinks the decline of religion may be to blame for the epidemic of depression, dysfunction and drug abuse, while the lack of an over arching shared sense of meaning and boundaries is creating a fragile nation. Psychotherapist Winsome Thomas grew up in the Salvation Army but left it for an expanded spirituality which has helped her heal fragile lives including her own.

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