The Issue: Welfare Reform07/08/14
Our panel of experts examine the McClure interim report on welfare reform.
Goodlife: Ramadan and the 'Moonsighting Wars'
Fasting as an act of spiritual devotion is common amongst world religions. Many Christian denominations observe lent. Muslims also have a ritual fasting period - Ramadan, which lasts 29 to 30 days. And like the Christian Easter and Lent, figuring out...
The Interview: Amal Awad on Ramadan
Young Muslim journalist and author Amal Awad on growing up Muslim in Australia today - especially during the fasting time of Ramadan.
The interview: James Alison, Catholic priest and theologian
James Alison; Catholic priest and theologian on sacpegoat theory, and Changing Catholic attitudes to human sexuality.
The Issue: Australia's rapidly changing religious landscape
Australia's changing religious landscape. Are newer Australians just settling down and fitting in; or are they leading the way?
Signpost: Tom Roberts, Editor at Large from the National Catholic...
Tom Roberts, Editor at Large from the National Catholic Reporter updates us on the big issues running in NCR
The interview: Kieran Tapsell on Vatican secrecy surrounding sex abuse
The 'Secret of the Holy office' or the 'The Pontifical Secret', and how it has protected clergy from criminal prosecution.
The Issue: An Unconventional Faith
John Cleary chats to three original thinkers on faith and humanity at this week's Sydney Writers' Festival.
Signpost: Susan Carland
Susan Carland joins John Cleary to talk about the latest news from around the Islamic world - from Brisbane's attempted burqa ban to the sad price of looking happy in Iran.
The Ark: The Origins of Catwoman
In July 2005 Dr Rachael Kohn spoke to Kay Rogers about her book The Cat and the Human Imagination.
The Interview: Karima Bennoune
A prominent Muslim lawyer and author speaks to Andrew West about her latest book, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here.
The Interview: Greg Clarke, CEO of the Bible Society
Greg Clarke on the Bible and society, particularly the way in which this seminal cultural text has been lost to the education system for a couple of generations.
The Issue: Federal budgets, ethics and effects
If we are witnessing a sea change is it any more of a turn to the right, than the Whitlam 'It's Time' turn to the left in 1972?
Signpost: Budget ethics and effects
Luke Geary looks at the Federal budget and its effects on Legal Aid
The Ark: Dutch Masters
The Dutch Masters and the religious life of Holland.
The Ark: The Wizard of Oz
Frank Baum is best known as the author of The Wizard of Oz but he was also a Theosophist who used his story-telling genius to convey spiritual insights
Signpost: Rev Tim Costello
Rev. Tim Costello on the effects of Federal budget cuts on Foreign Aid.
The Interview: Miroslav Volf
One of the world's great public theologians, Miroslav Volf in a conversation
The Sexualisation of Children
Are kids being abnormally sexualised, or is this just the latest phase of a shift in social mores that has been going on for a century?
The Interview: The Apostolic Nuncio
Archbishop Paul Gallagher is Pope Francis' representative to the Australian Government. He also has to appoint nine new bishops.
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