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Make sense of today's complex world with ABC Radio National's Religion and Ethics Report. Join Andrew West for lively interviews, discussions and debates from Australia and around the globe. Published every Wednesday.

Make sense of today's complex world with ABC Radio National's Religion and Ethics Report. Join Andrew West for lively interviews, discussions and debates from Australia and around the globe. Published every Wednesday.
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Make sense of today's complex world with ABC Radio National's Religion and Ethics Report. Join Andrew West for lively interviews, discussions and debates from Australia and around the globe. Published every Wednesday.

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English

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Religion and Ethics Report ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001


Episodes

Is Liberalism dead?

1/16/2019
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In his latest book author Patrick J. Deneen writes that of the three dominant ideologies of the twentieth century—fascism, communism, and liberalism—only the last remains. In an in-depth interview, presenter Andrew West asks the author of the provocative book ‘Why Liberalism Failed’, whether liberalism supplanted religion as the organising principle of the West. What then were the consequences?

Duration:00:28:39

What could replace religion in the West?

1/9/2019
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As religion withers in the liberal west, what takes its place? The provocative Canadian writer Jordan Peterson confronts this question.

Duration:00:28:39

An extraordinary life

12/26/2018
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A special program about the martyrdom of civil rights leader and Baptist preacher Dr Martin Luther King. He always tried to reach across the colour line, comforting whites who feared black empowerment. But King also had a message about the poverty and violence that propped up racism, and that made the powerful very uncomfortable.

Duration:00:28:38

The history of the Bible in Australia

12/19/2018
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Author Meredith Lake on why an understanding of the Bible is incredibly important in understanding Australian history and identity.

Duration:00:28:39

Labor challenges, the AMLO factor in Mexico, and how to deal with an anxious Australia

12/12/2018
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How can the Labor Party keep socially conservative blue-collar voters onside while embracing liberal policies on sexuality and identity? And how Mexico’s new leftist president built a religious coalition that swept him into power. Also, Australia’s leading social researcher takes on the biggest question in public life today. How do we get along with people who distrust and even dislike us?

Duration:00:28:37

Defamation laws, violation of human rights, and the white Christian vote in the US

12/5/2018
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As major media companies push to liberalise Australia’s defamation laws, what are the ethical problems in running stories that can damage the reputations of innocent people? And, 70 years after the world’s leading powers signed the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, why are almost every one of its rules violated somewhere every day? Also, the white Christian vote is the key to Donald Trump’s survival. But with some fancy footwork by the Left, could this vote be up for grabs in 2020?

Duration:00:28:37

Religious persecution highlighted in new report and the politics of Hinduism in the modern era

11/28/2018
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A new report has found evidence of significant religious freedom violations in 38 countries, including India, Pakistan, China and Africa. And in a new book, Indian politician, intellectual and former top UN official Shashi Tharoor argues that the caste system in India is breaking down. He writes that while Brahmins and the untouchables or Dalits, worship in the same temple in some states of India, there is still a long way to go because major reform is being blocked by Hindu nationalists.

Duration:00:28:39

Why a bridal magazine was shut down and the anti-slavery cause

11/21/2018
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A wedding magazine which was intentionally excluding content about same-sex weddings was closed down recently. And forty million people are trafficked every year. While the criminal kingpins get the headlines, it’s often liberal, developed nations that reap a hidden benefit

Duration:00:28:38

The danger of legalising euthanasia and the immigration wrestle in Germany

11/14/2018
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In his new book, author Peter Kurti, argues that when society permits some of its citizens to be killed, it tears the fabric of community and threatens to put the culture itself to death. And three years ago, Europe took in a record number of migrants – more than a million. Mass migration then upended politics in Germany, Italy, Austria, Sweden. But what was the impact at the grassroots?

Duration:00:28:40

The power of extremism in Pakistan, what WW1 did to religion in Europe and Messianic Judaism in Australia

11/7/2018
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Extremists in Pakistan are demanding the death of Asia Bibi and the judges who acquitted her - but how powerful are these mobs? Also, when the guns fell silent on Armistice Day, 1918, what had the so called great war done to faith in the heartland of western Christianity? And, Messianic Jews define their controversial faith.

Duration:00:28:39

Can nationalism have an upside?

10/31/2018
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The politics of identity – white identity – turns deadly in the United States. And can populism be decent?

Duration:00:37:51

Keeping women out of temples, righteous gentiles, and reforming church law

10/24/2018
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The row over a sacred Hindu temple, how the Christian Zionist movement influences presidents and prime ministers, and a call to reform church laws.

Duration:00:28:27

The Saudi challenge, measuring prosperity with a former Archbishop, and dealing with gay rights in religious schools

10/17/2018
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Inside Saudi Arabia - can a regime that still practices beheadings call itself reformist? And, is there a balance between the rights of faith-based schools and the gay students and teachers who work in them? Also, the former Archbishop of Canterbury says we need a new way to measure prosperity and well-being.

Duration:00:28:26

Blasphemy, tolerance, and the revolutionary saint Romero

10/10/2018
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Ireland's referendum on blasphemy laws could trigger reform of blasphemy laws around the world. And, religious tolerance in Trump's America - some surprising findings. Also, spurned by two popes, Archbishop Oscar Romero, human rights hero of El Salvador, is to be made a saint next week by Pope Francis.

Duration:00:28:36

The German church scandal and removing the "seal of confession"

10/3/2018
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German investigators have been left shaken by the scale of child abuse uncovered in a major internal report released recently, and Father Frank Brennan on Tasmanian jail terms for priests and other professional who fail to report child abuse.

Duration:00:28:27

A historic deal and God is from Brazil

9/26/2018
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In a landmark deal the Vatican signed an agreement giving it a say in the appointment of bishops in China. And Catholic majority Brazil has a polarizing and populist election campaign under way where minority Pentecostals may determine the outcome.

Duration:00:28:28

The true conservative tradition

9/19/2018
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If the polls are right, Labor’s poised for victory at the next federal election. But is there a philosophy to help guide it through government? And on what principles will a divided Liberal Party rebuild itself? Also, the stigma of seeking help for mental illness in Australia’s religiously devout African communities.

Duration:00:01:37

Wrestling with transhumanism and the Vatican conspiracy

9/12/2018
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The next step in the evolution of humans, and how sexual abuse allegations are being weaponised in the Vatican.

Duration:00:28:26

Why the celibate system should be changed

9/5/2018
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Australia’s Catholic Church has signed up to almost every recommendation of the royal commission into child sexual abuse. Does its decision to hold out on two issues suggest the church is still in denial? And our focus on China wraps up with a look at the country’s religious minorities.

Duration:00:28:26