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Muslim community responds to counter-terrorism proposals
In response to concerns about home grown terrorism, the Muslim Community says that Australian Muslims are 'as concerned about peace and security as anyone else'.
Expert urges two pronged approach to home grown terrorism
As the federal government looks to increase intelligence gathering powers, one expert has warned that engaging with Muslim youth is just as important, write James Carleton and Adam Zwi.
The 'Melbourne Response' to child sex abuses
The probing of the response by the Melbourne Catholic Archdiocese to child sexual abuse by the clergy will continue today at the "Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse".
Tony Abbott meets Islamic leaders
The Prime Minister Tony Abbott has held a second day of talks with Islamic leaders on the government's proposed anti-terrorism laws.
Church child abuse redress scheme under scrutiny
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is investigating the church's so-called Melbourne response to allegations of child sexual abuse by its clergy.
Challenging the politics of spirituality in the university, Dr. Patricia Morgan's international study found that contemplative education accelerates learning while it counters fragmented thinking, stress and depression in the university environment....
The second coming
The secrets of a woman's heart can't be shared with her grandparents, faith gets in the way.
The life and crimes of Khaled Sharrouf
The sectarian wars in Syria and Iraq continue to shock the international community with almost daily revelations of extreme barbarity.
Religion and Ethics with Scott Stephens
ABC Online Religion and Ethics editor, Scott Stephens, joins RN Drive to discuss the little-known Yazidi sect of Iraq and the continuing controversy surrounding surrogacy in the wake of the baby Gammy case.
Boko Haram: beyond the Rhetoric
Who are Boko Haram and why are they kidnapping and killing people across Nigeria? Where do they come from and why do they think that this behaviour is acceptable? What are their demands and what has to be done to spot them?
Anti -Semitism is on the rise in Europe. Is it because of recent events in Gaza or is that just an excuse to justify unacceptable behaviour? Also why are women in Turkey and across the world smiling?
Brundibar, A Hope in Hell
Brundibar: A Hope in Hell.
Brundibar: A Hope in Hell
Brundibar was a children's opera performed in Theresianstadt, the Nazi concentration camp set up as a way station to Auschwitz for Czech Jews. On the 70th anniversary of its last performance there, Dr Joseph Toltz, a specialist in Holocaust music, is...
In early 1979 Bob Dylan committed an act that outraged people around the world: the bar mitzvahed protest singer, the hipster rebel, the Rolling Thunder rock star, had accepted Jesus Christ and became a born-again Christian. Over the next three years...
Church groups commit to principles for welfare reform
Guaranteed minimum social security payments -- and a benchmarking process for delivering on those minimum payments.
The War Chant
What could bring together a 14th century Italian illuminated manuscript of Gregorian chant known as the Rimini Antiphonal, an English collector of rare Bibles, a WW1 hospital for Australian veterans of Gallipoli in the south of England, an Australian...
Religion & Ethics: Are we making the news bad?
How many people avoid the news because it's "too depressing"?
Solution to Gaza conflict?
Israel's prime minister has dashed any hopes of an imminent end to 22 days of fighting in Gaza.
Four Corners: Australian religious cult
Scott Williams, a former high school teacher from Ballarat, set himself up as a self-styled evangelist, using biblical scripture to justify the sexual, physical and financial abuse of his followers.
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