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Australia

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Religion: it’s at the centre of world affairs, but profound questions still remain. Why are you here? What happens when you die? Does God matter? God Forbid seeks the answers.

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English


Episodes

Same Sex Marriage

9/16/2017
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As the postal survey on same sex marriage gets underway, we take a look at the arguments of the 'YES' and ' NO' campaigns , including some unexpected ones.

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Death, dying and grief

9/9/2017
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It was the late psychiatrist Dr Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's book On Death and Dying that changed our attitudes to death and grief. Kubler-Ross was passionate about palliative care and what she saw as the disrespect of the dying in hospitals around the world.

Duration: 00:53:51


The Partition of India

9/2/2017
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What purpose does partition serve? It's 75 years since the sub-continent was divided into India and Pakistan, and later, Bangladesh. But what does it mean when as many Muslims live in India as they do in Pakistan? How futile are partitions?

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Pilgrimage

8/26/2017
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It's a journey of a lifetime taken by many people of faith to seek healing, to find out what's important in life, or to walk in the steps of the prophets.

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Witchcraft, Paganism and Satanism

8/19/2017
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We're culturally fascinated by witchcraft – and Satanism - and the mysterious side of religion.

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Technology and religion in bioethics, social media, and the military

8/12/2017
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For science week, God Forbid takes a forensic look at social media, military and medical technology.

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Sex Education

8/5/2017
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Salt 'n Pepa's 90s song Let's Talk About Sex was a hit among young people, but it's a subject that can still be awkward to talk about with your kids. And in the religious world, sex education can be very hotly contested.

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Losing my religion

7/29/2017
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What happens when you can no longer ignore those those doubts about your faith?

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Faith in a secular country

7/22/2017
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Australia is increasingly becoming a secular country. No longer is the church dominant in public and social affairs, and following the sex abuse scandal that's rocked it, the church has lost much of its moral authority. But we are increasingly diverse in our faith. Islam ( 2.6 percent ) and Buddhism (2.4 percent) are the two biggest faiths after Christianity, with Sikhism and Hinduism the fastest growing religions. And though still the biggest faith community at just over half of the...

Duration: 00:53:51


Comedy, Satire and Religion

7/15/2017
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A well-timed joke is truly a blessing, but can one laugh about their religion? What about somebody else's?

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Women and religion

7/8/2017
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Historically they haven't gotten much recognition - and in many traditions they are barred from becoming clergy - but without women religious life would grind to a halt. In this episode we hear from Jewish, Catholic and Buddhist women about gender, marriage, music and more.

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Small faiths, big beliefs: Minority religions in Australia

7/1/2017
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Religion! It's not just about Christians and Muslims, you know. Minority faiths comprise an important part of the Australian religious landscape. In this best-of episode, James Carleton finds out about Bahá'ís, Sikhs, Jews and Mandaeans, and asks if Indigenous Christians can hold true to both their religion and the spiritual aspect of their culture.

Duration: 00:53:51


What's the secret to happiness?

6/24/2017
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A clinical psychologist, a mindfulness practitioner, and a positive psychology expert join forces to discover if heaven really is a place on earth.

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Identity politics: Indigenous, Muslim and Syrian Perspectives

6/17/2017
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No matter how you feel about identity politics, it’s changing political discourses. This week, James Carlton asks how our ethnic and religious identities affect our approach to the world.

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Being Christian in an increasingly secular country?

6/10/2017
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This week we ask the God Forbid panel is it hard to come out as Christian in an increasingly secular country?

Duration: 00:53:51


Sikhs in Australia

6/3/2017
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The little known history of Sikhs in Australia has many surprises

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Extremism, its victims and those who fight back

5/27/2017
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Fighting terrorism needn't be on the battlefield. Our two guests have used satire and comedy to challenge religious extremism. And we go to the Top End to talk to the first rapper in Indigenous languages for Reconciliation Week.

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Hinduism, India and the diaspora

5/20/2017
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Meet the guests. Please Explain. The Healing Choir. Burning Issue: Race, culture and the West. Wit's End.

Duration: 00:53:51


Politics in the churches

5/13/2017
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Should religions be be politically engaged? What does it mean to be progressive? Or conservative?

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Culture Wars and Identity Politics

5/6/2017
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Meet the guests. Please Explain. Louie Shelton: Step down. Burning Issue: Religious persecution. Burning issue: Inspiring non -violence, love, justice. Voice in the Wilderness: Prince Charles on hope. Wit's End.

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