The Issue: Spirituality and Central Australia07/30/14
Spiritualities ancient, old, and modern come together around one or two distinct but inter-related events.
Signpost: Tom Roberts
Editor at large from the USA's National Catholic Reporter
The Goodlife: Fasting and Fitness in Ramadan
Amal Awad talks to Muslim sportsmen and women and their strategies for fasting during Ramadan.
The Goodlife: The Ramadan Essentials
Fasting in a country where the majority of people are just going about their day as normal...
The Goodlife: The Spirituality of Ramadan
Amal Awad speaks to Muslims about the daily experience of fasting. And she also takes us to a night market that captures the spirit of Ramadan in Muslim nations
Signpost: Iraqi Christians and persecution by ISIS
Archbishop Louis Raphael I Sako, Catholic Primate of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq & Fr Andrzej Halemba, Middle East co-ordinator of the international Catholic agency Aid to the Church in Need.
The interview: the Catholic church and HIV/Aids
While strong criticism is directed from the health sector towards the Catholic church's refusal to allow condoms to prevent transmission of the HIV virus, Monsignor Robert Vitillo promotes and defends the Catholic church's response to HIV /AIDS.
The Issue: the churches and 'disinvestment'
The churches re-think, and now 'Disinvestment' has been added alongside the much cherished phrase 'Ethical investment'.
The interview: David and Sue Woods & Campfire in the Heart
Tim Brunero speaks with Sue and David Woods have lived in small intentional Christian communities for over 3 decades. They now operate a retreat centre not far our Alice Springs called 'Campfire in the Heart'.
The Issue: What the Hell?
Modern Christians appear to be cooling on previous notions of a fiery pit of eternal damnation.
The Issue: Welfare Reform
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.
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