Darwin's new Bishop on Cyclone Tracy's 40th anniversary
Greg Anderson, newly consecrated Anglican Bishop of the Northern Territory on the Top End and its churches. 40 years after the city was destroyed at Christmas, + Greg Anderson reflects on his history (and now new role) in the resurrected city and the...
Lessons and Carols for Advent
Noel Debien of ABC Religion guides listeners through a special carols service with one of Australia's finest choirs, the Choir of Sydney's Christ Church St Laurence.
Signpost: Kathleen McCormack
A leading Wollongong welfare worker appointed to the Vatican's child protection body says she'll be making sure the voices of clergy abuse survivors are heard.
The Ark: The Virgin and the Grail
Dr Rachel Kohn from Radio National's The Spirit of Things, speaks to Grail scholar Professor Joseph Goering about his theories on the origin of the famous story.
The Interview: Silvie Paladino
A star of Les Miserables tells John Cleary about her Christian faith, her career in show business and her new album.
The issue: Federal competition policy and the delivery of social &...
What does competition policy have to do with the delivery of Australian social and community services?
The Ark:The Wisdom of Water
Prolific author and water expert John Archer talks to Rachael Kohn from The Spirit of Things about the universal spirituality around water.
The Interview: Rev. James Bhagwan
Pacific leaders and churches have brought their concerns about conservation and climate change to Australian shores via a flotilla of traditional voyaging canoes.
The Issue: The Religious Response to Climate Change
Religious supporters of action on climate change are making their case for direct action.
The Issue: G20 Interfaith Summit
Representatives of Australian faith groups met on the edge of the G20 meeting in Brisbane to discuss what freedom of religion and tolerance means in a multifaith, multicultural society.
The Ark: Indonesian Sacred Sites
Dr Rachael Kohn from RN's Spirit of Things explores the tombs of Indonesia's early Muslim sheikhs with Melbourne anthropologist Dr Julian Millie.
Signpost: Halal Haters
Susan Carland talks about Australia's latest hate campaign against Halal certification and the continuing rise of anti-Islamic sentiment.
The Interview: Christine McMillan
From the Salvation Army to representing the World Evangelical Alliance at the UN, Christine MacMillan says social justice is best delivered locally.
TRANSCIPT of the full interview: Anthony Fisher, new & 9th Catholic...
As he takes up his new post, Archbishop Anthony Fisher speaks with Noel Debien on the Vatican synod on the family, human relationships, and tackling clerical sexual abuse
The Interview: Paul Marshall
As local networks take the cricket, John Cleary revisits a previous chat with prominent US academic Paul Marshall about why journalists don't get religion.
The Ark: Paracelsus
Rachael Kohn from RN's Spirit of Things speaks to author Philip Ball about the life of Paracelsus - a pioneering Renaissance medico, magician, mystic and all-round irascible character.
The Issue: Is Love Making Any Headway?
Faith groups agitating for change to Australia's asylum seeker policies are gearing up for a new round of actions. But are they making any difference?
The interview : John Stackhouse
John Stackhouse, Professor of Theology and Culture at Regent College in Vancouver.
The issue: What's heaven for you?
This week the Christian Church marked the great feasts of All Saints and All Souls, and this week a secular commemoration with Wednesday's Memorial Service for Gough Whitlam at Sydney Town Hall,( well timed as ever comrade), and an appropriate time...
The Interview: Arguing for a more just legal treatment of abuse and...
How should victims of abuse crises be compensated? In an as-yet unpublished paper, two legal experts put forward a new approach, arguing from common law.
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