Soul Search explores contemporary religion and spirituality from the inside out — what we believe, how we express it, and the difference it makes in our lives
From Crikey! to Karma: Religion in Aussie English
Today on Soul Search we saunter through the world of words. Two Australian lexicographers Sue Butler and Amanda Laugesen explore how words come about in a dictionary – and how religious words like karma, temple, and Zen entered popular use. Then part two of our series on faith & sex continues with a look at the role of intimacy in Islam.
Tradition and change: From Lunar New Year to Basant Panchami, plus religion & sex
Is it possible to be traditional and unconventional at the same time? To be steeped in a culture — but also open to change? Today on Soul Search we have a variety of stories that explore just that - from Lunar New Year, to the Indian subcontinental festival of Basant Panchami, and a new series on faith and sex.
New Norcia’s nuns and the riddle of reconciliation
Today on Soul Search we head to New Norcia in WA — the only monastic town in Australia. Founded by Spanish Benedictine monks over 170 years ago, New Norcia is a place with no smooth or easy stories; a place that stays with you - for better or for worse.
Casper ter Kuile: How everyday practices build joyful belonging
On Soul Search today, Meredith Lake chats to podcaster and author Casper ter Kulie whose been thinking about a big question: How do we make meaning as communities, and deepen our sense of connection to one another?
Reconciliation as a pilgrimage to justice
Today, we meet two visionary people on the long pilgrimage towards justice. Dr Anne Pattel Gray is a globally recognized expert on Black theology, and the first Indigenous Australian to be awarded a doctorate in theology in the 1990s. We also speak to Uncle Alf 'Boydie' Turner, the grandson of the legendary Yorta Yorta leader William Cooper whose lifelong pursuit of justice remains remarkably relevant today.
Pádraig Ó Tuama: The pain and poetry of reconciliation
As Brexit reshapes the Irish border, poet and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama reflects on the role of storytelling in fractured societies.
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I enjoy this program even though I don't consider myself a 'spiritual' person.
Topics are always interesting and the presenter has a lovely voice.
Complete and utter twaddle
I would like to give 0.5, 0 or a negative star review. The show is on a par with new age nonsense and Mysticism. Furthermore where are the guests who are atheists and would be critical of many of the other topics and speakers on this program?
Insightful and Intelligent
I really enjoy Soul Search breadth of subject matter and the in depth interviews. I learn something new every episode.
Keep up the good work Meredith!