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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

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

ScoMo's Pentecostalism, China's silent invasion, and the appeal of church for Chinese-Australians

8/29/2018
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How might the teachings of the Pentecostal church influence the new prime minister, the investigation into Chinese Communist Party infiltration in Australia, and what attracts Chinese-Australians to evangelicalism.

Duration:00:28:27

The voice of religion at the G20

8/22/2018
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The G20 Interfaith Forum is now an annual event, organised by Griffith University. It takes place before every G20 and it aims to show governments how the world’s religions can help achieve the G20 goals.

Duration:00:28:28

The pastor at the centre of the Turkey row and is Liberalism dead?

8/15/2018
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How an evangelical pastor got caught in Turkey's spat with the US. And, 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:00:28:29

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 Ekman 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

Trump's Evangelical mess and the impact of Christianity on the world

7/4/2018
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How the politics of division is forcing Christians to check their consciences, and a documentary series asks Christians to recognise the best – and worst – of their faith.

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