The Issue: Religion and Liberty08/31/14
Attorney General George Brandis has argued that human rights owe more to the Christian Church than the United Nations.
The Ark: Anna and the King
With the musical The King and I set for another Australian run, Rachael Kohn revisits the real life of Anna Leonowens, a lecturer, linguist, and social reformer in Australia, the US and Canada.
Signpost: Soul Food
Sunday Nights film reviewer Fr Richard Leonard takes The Hundred-Foot Journey and beyond.
The Interview: Rikk Watts
A former aeronautical engineer from Essendon changed flight paths and is now the New Testament Professor at Vancouver's Regent College.
Signpost: Susan Carland
Muslim academic Susan Carland joins the Signpost to talk us through the week of Islamic events, and we hear from interfaith leaders about a surprising new initiative.
The Interview: Shimmy Jiyane
He's the musical director and choreographer for the Soweto Gospel Choir. He talks to Noel Debien.
The Ark: Vikings!
They inspired fantasy, science fiction and opera in equal measure. But who were the Vikings?
The Issue: Welfare Blues
Where do Australian church welfare providers stand on the Federal Government's tough new welfare reforms?
The Ark: The Kimberley Plan
Melbourne journalist Leon Gettler talks to Radio National's Dr Rachael Kohn about a plan to resettle European Jews in WA's Kimberley region in the 1930s.
Signpost: God is not the only one watching us
Luke Geary from Salvos Legal casts his eye over the Federal Government's plans to increase surveillance powers in the name of national security.
The Interview: Remembering Peter Sculthorpe
Australians are mourning the death of the great composer Peter Sculthorpe, who gve this interview to Sunday Nights in December 2001.
The Issue: War - What Is It Good For?
The passions of the sixties gave way to cynicism and disenchantment in the decades that followed. While it now seems a distant memory are Starr's sentiments nevertheless good ones, or is it all a foolish quest that ignores fundamental realities
Signpost: Andrew West
The Religion and Ethics Report's Andrew West talks us through the issues of the week.
The Interview: Agents of God, or Empire?
Military historian and author Dr Michael McKernan joins us to talk of war, sacrifice and the place of Chaplains at the front. Were they agents of God, or of Empire?
The Ark: Golden Girls
Rachael Kohn tells the story of two wartime nurses who delivered babies and dispensed sacraments in the wartime Australian bush.
The Rhythm Divine: Let Freedom Sing
Geoff Wood takes us back to the freedom songs, sermons and rallying cries of the American civil rights movement in his program The Rhythm Divine.
The Ark: Sir Charles Nicholson
In November 2008, Rachael Kohn from RN's The Spirit of Things delved into the extraordinary life of the man after whom the University of Sydney's Nicholson Museum takes its name.
The Interview: The King's Singers Rewound
Renowned a capella group The King's Singers toured Australia for the first time in 27 years in February 2012. John Cleary spoke to them as they performed in the ABC's Goosens Hall in Sydney.
The Issue: Bells and Whistles
As ABC Local Radio broadcasts the Commonwealth Games, Sunday Nights turns back the clock to 2008 for an Encounter program in which Kerry Stewart asks, "Can sport be a religion?"
The Issue: Spirituality and Central Australia
Spiritualities ancient, old, and modern come together around one or two distinct but inter-related events.
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