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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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Sydney, NSW

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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

The Pope ignites the death penalty debate

8/8/2018
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The Catholic Church has changed its position on capital punishment by declaring it to be "always wrong". The Pew Research Center finds that restrictions on religion have increased around the world. And do we need laws to regulate multiculturalism?

Duration:00:28:32

The future of the Catholic Church

8/1/2018
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The first Plenary Council - the historic national gathering to consider the future of the Catholic Church in Australia, will be held in Adelaide in October 2020, and the planning has already begun.

Duration:00:29:14

Mike Pompeo on religious freedom, Kajsa Eckman on banning surrogate pregnancy, and the Iran factor in India

7/25/2018
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In an exclusive interview, the U.S secretary of State, Mike Pompeo discusses the State Department's highest level global meeting on religious freedom. And, forty years ago, the world’s first baby was born through invitro fertilisation. It was ethically controversial then. But today the debate is even more fraught because of surrogacy. Also, Iran's influence on India's Muslim population.

Duration:00:28:21

The 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae

7/18/2018
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How Catholic women ignored the church’s ban on artificial contraception, and the Uniting Church approves same gender marriages.

Duration:00:32:00

A judge, an archbishop, and a princess

7/11/2018
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Judge Brett Kavanaugh is Donald Trump’s nominee to the US Supreme Court and a popular choice among the President’s conservative base. And Peter Comensoli, the new Catholic archbishop elect of Melbourne on why the embattled Archbishop Philip Wilson needs to step down. Also, how Buddhist ritual helped the Thai soccer team survive two weeks trapped in a flooded cave.

Duration:00:28:29

Web extra: British Muslims and the battle for integration

7/4/2018
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How did one school in London become the flashpoint for a debate about Ramadan fasting and young girls wearing the hijab?

Duration:00:37:46

Duterte's God, when soccer can bring peace, and Indigenous recognition

6/27/2018
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's rant about Adam and Eve, the importance of soccer in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians.

Duration:00:28:29

Erdogan's Caliphate, the dark side of the sexual revolution, and the contribution of Muslims to Australia

6/20/2018
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Erdogan and the new Islamic caliphate, did the sexual revolution of the late 60s and 70s give free rein to the exploitation of girls in the Bohemian world of Australia’s artists, and a look at volunteering in Australia’s Muslim community.

Duration:00:28:28

Freedoms and liberties in North Korea

6/13/2018
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Could North Korea be ready to liberalise religion, and the religious marketplace in Australia.

Duration:00:28:29

King Charles III, the limits of identity politics, and the Bible in the Aboriginal Kunwinjku language

6/6/2018
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The questions of religion surrounding the eventual coronation of King Charles III, Stan Grant on the stories of his grandfather, and a look at the first copies of the New Testament in the Aboriginal Kunwinjku language.

Duration:00:28:22

Elections and religious symbology

5/30/2018
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Religious symbology in Turkey and Malaysia, and the woman tackling issues surrounding forced marriage in Britain.

Duration:00:28:58

Failure to deal with sexual abuse, that electrifying speech, and protecting religious freedom

5/23/2018
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Adelaide’s archbishop Philip Wilson is found guilty, 34 Catholic bishops have offered their resignations in Chile, the sermon that divided a nation, and the submission of the Ruddock Review.

Duration:00:31:21

Indonesia’s agony and Israel at 70

5/16/2018
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The deadliest bombings in Indonesia for more than a decade, and seventy years later - the story of Israel.

Duration:00:28:22

Religion and elections in Lebanon and the history of the Bible in Australia

5/9/2018
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The religions that make up Lebanon's elections, and the revelatory history of the Bible in Australia

Duration:00:28:21

The citizenship saga in France, why being wealthy is tough, and a new kind of capitalism

5/2/2018
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When refusing to shake hands during a naturalisation ceremony means you don't get your citizenship, why the ultra-rich are rushing to the therapist to examine their consciences, and Economist Muhammad Yunus on a new kind of capitalism.

Duration:00:33:24

Can there ever be an ethical war?

4/25/2018
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What happens when the soldiers who guard democracy lose their moral compass?

Duration:00:31:17

Sex, terrorism and abortion

4/18/2018
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Is Pope Francis weakening the Catholic Church’s stand against abortion? And is there a link between sexual repression and religious terrorism?

Duration:00:28:21

Commonwealth and Religion conference

4/11/2018
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Andrew West broadcasts from the Commonwealth and Religion conference held at the Griffith University's Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue in Brisbane.

Duration:00:28:22

What could replace religion in the West?

4/4/2018
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Religious affiliation may be rising across China and the southern hemisphere but in Australia, the US, Canada and Europe, it’s diminishing. So what replaces it as a mark of identity or community? And the cries of Australian Catholics who worry their leaders are yet to confront the ugly truths revealed in the sexual abuse royal commission.

Duration:00:37:14

Billy Graham, the most successful preacher of the 20th century

3/29/2018
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Author and documentary maker Randall Balmer speaks to Andrew West about Billy Graham's religious celebrity, his political influence, and some of the unexpected positions he took on social issues.

Duration:00:25:01