Separate stories: 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.
Shocking report into domestic abuse among Anglicans23/06/2021 Duración: 08min
The Anglican Church of Australia recently published damning research into the prevalence of intimate partner violence among Anglican Australians. It found that biblical teachings are being used by perpetrators to justify their behaviour. The Melbourne Anglican diocese has been responding to this urgent problem in the form of a family violence prevention program for church leaders.
Australia Talks survey shows that trust in religious leaders has dropped23/06/2021 Duración: 06min
The ABC has been releasing this week more results from its Australia Talks National Survey that involved 60,000 participants.
Is Ethiopia's model for religious and ethnic co-operation falling apart?23/06/2021 Duración: 12min
The elections in Ethiopia is taking place in the shadow of an unfolding disaster in the northern province of Tigray. A guerrilla war between the National Army and Tigrayan separatists has created conditions that the UN warns could led to the worst famine in a decade.
How an elite club of Evangelical preachers came to shape America’s hopes and fears16/06/2021 Duración: 17min
Next week, more than 15,000 members of America’s biggest Evangelical church, the Southern Baptists, gather in Nashville, Tennessee, for their first big meeting since the defeat of Donald Trump. Southern Baptists were part of the Trump power base. Now they are fighting over their future.
The Orthodox Jewish Prime Minister and the Arab kingmaker16/06/2021 Duración: 09min
The new government of Israel is the first since 2009 that doesn’t have Benjamin Netanyahu as its leader. The new coalition headed by Naftali Bennett is a patchwork of very different parties – nationalists on the hard right through to the traditional peace camp of the Meretz party on the left.
Is the 'Execution Ayatollah' about to become the new President of Iran?09/06/2021 Duración: 09min
Ebrahim Raisi's election could cement religious control over the presidency, parliament and judiciary.
Turkish dissident feared to have been kidnapped in Kyrgyzstan09/06/2021 Duración: 09min
The family of a prominent Turkish dissident hold grave fears for his safety after he disappeared in the central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan. Orhan Inandi is a follower of the influential Muslim cleric, Fethullah Gulen, whom the Turkish government blames for the failed 2016 coup.
A religious-like devotion to politics in America02/06/2021 Duración: 13min
As traditional religious affiliation declines in the US, people are replacing it with a religious-like devotion to politics. Whether it is the shadowy QAnon on the far right or extreme identity politics on the hard left, many Americans are participating in politics in ones that are eerily ritualistic, from Christ-like representations of Donald Trump to atheist versions of the nativity scene featuring George Washington.
Why Indonesia stands in religious solidarity with Gaza02/06/2021 Duración: 05min
As tensions cool in Israel and Gaza after weeks of violence, the plight of the Palestinians continues to raise the temperature of Indonesian politics.