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Spiritual Outlook

RNZ New Zealand

A seasonal interview-based programme on spiritual topics of wide ranging interest, alternating with Touchstone. Content from the BBC World Service spiritual programme is played in the Spiritual Outlook six-weekly off-season.

A seasonal interview-based programme on spiritual topics of wide ranging interest, alternating with Touchstone. Content from the BBC World Service spiritual programme is played in the Spiritual Outlook six-weekly off-season.
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Wellington, New Zealand

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A seasonal interview-based programme on spiritual topics of wide ranging interest, alternating with Touchstone. Content from the BBC World Service spiritual programme is played in the Spiritual Outlook six-weekly off-season.

Language:

English


Episodes

Spiritual Outlook for 20 December 2015

12/19/2015
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Mike Gourley marks fifty years on after Vatican Two.

Duration: 00:22:53


Spiritual Outlook: The moral dilemma for Military Chaplains

9/5/2015
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Mike Gourley explores the moral dilemma for Christian clerics serving in the Military in discussion with: Stephanie du Fresne, Advocate for Quaker Peace and Social Witness; Rev John Neal, former Principal Defence Chaplain; Pauline Law,: former Principal Naval Chaplain; Jenny Dawson, Anglican Priest & Theologian.

Duration: 00:27:31


Spiritual Outlook: Defence Chaplains

8/29/2015
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Mike Gourley discusses the material and spiritual role of Military Chaplains with John Neal, a former Principal Defence Chaplain, and Pauline Law, the first woman appointed into Defence Chaplaincy in the Commonwealth.

Duration: 00:27:16


Near-death experiences in New Zealand

8/23/2015
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Research into near-death experiences raises more questions than it answers. Justin Gregory asks if it is possible that consciousness could survive the death of the body?

Duration: 00:26:30


The Spirited Gift

8/2/2015
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They come from all round Northland to eat, listen to music and GIVE in return.

Duration: 00:20:55


Sir George Grey Special Collections – Religious treasures from Auckland Cit

7/19/2015
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Exploring the special collections of the Auckland City Libraries, and some of the religious treasures that lie within it.

Duration: 00:23:58


Spiritual Outlook for 12 July 2015

7/12/2015
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A "golden" Koran and Arabic manuscripts - Religious treasures from Auckland City Libraries

Duration: 00:24:08


On a Wing and a Prayer with Lisa Curran

7/5/2015
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Find out how New Zealand pilots and their families are helping bring aid and spiritual care to those living in isolation worldwide, through Mission Aviation Fellowship.

Duration: 00:23:16


On a wing and a prayer

7/5/2015
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"Every three minutes an MAF plane is taking off or landing somewhere around the world…we fly to more destinations than any airline - over 2,500 worldwide." - Mark Fox, CEO MAF New Zealand

Duration: 00:25:06


Singing to Save a Language

5/24/2015
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It's often said that a nation without its language is a nation without a soul. Spiritual Outlook producer Justin Gregory reports on efforts here in New Zealand and also in Niue to preserve their language from what seems to be an irreversible decline through the singing of hymns.

Duration: 00:20:10


Spiritual Outlook for 17 May 2015 - Creating Welcoming Churches

5/17/2015
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Creating Welcoming Churches is a disability resource for faith communities promoting the greater inclusion of Disabled worshippers. Mike Gourley attended one of the launch celebration services and canvassed opinions on the booklet.

Duration: 00:26:35


Spiritual Outlook: the French religious community of Taize

5/10/2015
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Mike Gourley marks the nearly 75 years of existence of the French religious community of Taize.

Duration: 00:29:23


Selling Yoga

4/26/2015
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Over the last few decades, yoga has exploded in popularity, especially in the west. But as it did so and also adapted to suit the needs of consumer culture, has it lost its connection to its ancient roots? Or are those roots more myth than reality? Justin Gregory investigates the arguments for and against

Duration: 00:24:10


Making Sense of Carnage

4/19/2015
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In 1915 the British and French allies wanted to seize the Dardanelle Straits to allow their navies to get to Constantinople and defeat the Turks. Their attempt was a disaster.

Duration: 00:24:31


Poet Sam, the praying man

4/12/2015
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When poet Sam Hunt was nine years old he was strapped by a harsh nun at his convent school. That turned him off religion he says, but he's still a praying man.

Duration: 00:24:41


Spiritual Outlook for 5 April 2015

4/5/2015
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What happens when the faith that we are born into doesn't align with who we are on the inside? We meet two young women who go on an exploration of self-discovery to find a path to freedom and self-acceptance.

Duration: 00:29:20


Spiritual Outlook for 21 December 2014 - Gays in Leis

12/20/2014
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Pacific people are often portrayed as conservative Christians with one collective view on moral issues, particularly when it comes to sexual orientation. But despite this stereotype, there are many Pacific people for whom their sexuality, culture, and faith, coexist.

Duration: 00:29:03


Spiritual Outlook for 14 December 2014 - The Redeemed

12/13/2014
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Sonia Sly meets members of The Redeemed Motorcycle Ministry, including founding member Amos Perese Ale, female rider Ni Te Pou, and Rotorua-based William Rudolf whose contrasting perspectives and experiences force us to question the power of faith and its ability to transform lives.

Duration: 00:26:28


Spiritual Outlook for 14 December 2014 - Riding for Redemption

12/13/2014
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Sonia Sly meets members of The Redeemed Motorcycle Ministry, including founding member Amos Perese Ale, female rider Ni Te Pou, and Rotorua-based William Rudolf whose contrasting perspectives and experiences force us to question the power of faith and its ability to transform lives.

Duration: 00:26:28


Spiritual Outlook for 7 December 2014

12/6/2014
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Mike Gourley profiles the Jewish festival of Hannukah.

Duration: 00:25:45

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