Religion Podcast (ABC RN)
Faith in Drag
We explore the meaning and theology of religious devotional objects.
How much do we really understand about the process of radicalisation... the process by which a person becomes a violent extremist of the sort we’re seeing cultivated by ISIS? What are the precursors, the triggers? If we better understand this process,...
Naomi Klein's Vatican alliance
For the next few days in Rome, Pope Francis' mission to address climate change will get a further push.
Etgar Keret's Tel Aviv memoir
In his first book of non-fiction, popular Israeli writer Etgar Keret has written a witty account of life in Israel between the birth of his son and the death of his father.
Rise and fall of Christian State: the life and times of RJ...
A look at the origins of the religious right in the US and Australia
We Shall Overcome, Someday
We trace the history of one of most famous freedom songs, ‘We Shall Overcome’, a plea for justice which has been prominent at prayer vigils for victims of the recent Charleston shootings. How did a simple gospel song rise to become a world-wide Civil...
Overnight there were three separate terrorist attacks - in France, Tunisia and Kuwait. It was the second time this year for Tunisia. Why?
Laws of lost and found objects— a Buddhist meditates on...
Producer Karen Werner journeys to Auschwitz as a way of connecting with her family’s history and in particular with her mother’s displacement and loss.
The too-Jewish wedding
From The Moth live storytelling event, Annie Korzen tells a story about her son's wedding.
Would Christmas be better in Winter?
We test the theory that it would be better to celebrate the Australian Christmas in Winter.
Not pretty enough
Face saving surgery turned Joanna Jepson's life back to normal, but she couldn't have made it without the support of her evangelical church. Her faith started to change as she challenged some of her church's conventions, became a vicar, and the first...
The wreck of the Julia Ann
Mormons from Australia sailed to American Zion in 1855 only to find themselves shipwrecked, but prophetic dreams, determination and providence brought them to a safe haven. Fred Woods, Mormon historian and filmmaker is also an advocate for religious...
Out of the west
Why are young men and women drawn to join the Islamic State? If they do it’s likely it won’t end well and they will probably not be able to return home why do they go? Is it religious zeal or a lack of opportunity or marginalisation and even if it is...
Why should we believe unbelievable religion?
David Tacey delivers salvos to religionists and to rationalists saying they both miss the point of religious texts, which is that they are metaphorical.
Lulik: The heart of East Timor
The Uma Lulik are East Timorese sacred huts, and have been described as 'the centre of everything, the umbilical cord between the past and the present.'
In early 1979 Bob Dylan committed an act that outraged people around the world: he accepted Jesus Christ and became a born-again Christian. Over the next three years Dylan released three albums of gospel-inspired music - Slow Train Coming, Saved and...
Requiems for the 21st Century
How do requiems help atheists and heathens to grieve in the 21st Century?
The other Oxford group
Among the most influential of the Oxford group, the Inklings were C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield and Charles Walter Stansby Williams.
Australia and the Soviet Jews
Sam Lipski tells the story of how Australia helped to liberate Soviet Jews over three decades.
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