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
Sacred Landscapes: solastalgia and spirituality in a melting world
Glaciers matter to the people who live near them – but how do these communities respond as more and more ice melts away? A priestess of the Icelandic religion of Ásatrú explains how ancient Norse mythology orients her towards nature, and a professor shares how her experiences on the Himalayan glaciers revealed a deep connection between spirituality and the lived reality of climate change.
Does Australia need a permanent basic income?
What would you do if you knew you had an unconditional, permanent, adequate income that would cover all your basic expenses… no matter how much or how little work you did? It’s an idea that has the backing of the Pope and one of Australia’s largest religious charities – why do these Christians support it?
Joan Chittister on renewing community in a changing world
Joan Chittister found her community as a teenager, seventy years ago, when she joined the Benedictine sisters in Pennsylvania. For decades she has devoted herself to renewing community in and beyond the Catholic church. Her fierce advocacy for women has put her at odds with some within the hierarchy, but as a spiritual writer she had brought the insights of her tradition to a wider world.
The forest makers – Tony Rinaudo and Ruth Jerotich
What does it take to re-green a desert? As it turns out, sometimes what you need is already in the ground right under your feet. Tony Rinaudo went to Niger as an agriculturalist and missionary and – almost by accident – began a regeneration practice now used across the world. Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration, or FMNR, cultivates the shoots of tree stumps that remain after land clearing.
Theology after Mabo – Dr Anne Pattel-Gray for Reconciliation Week
The Mabo decision was a legal and cultural milestone in Australia, but thirty years on, how has it changed theology? For decades Dr Anne Pattel-Gray has been calling for racial justice in and through Christian churches. She says Mabo “shifts our whole perspective of how we interpret the Bible, of how we do theology.”
What makes a building sacred?
Have you ever found yourself in a place where heaven and earth seem to meet? Sacred architecture and aesthetics can make a person experience the numinous, even in a building not set aside for a religious purpose. Also, Papua New Guinea’s Baha’i community, are about to open a new house of worship in Port Moresby.
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Thank you Meredith for your interviews which share wise thinking that enriches our lives.
Mennonites & Megachurches Jan 2022
Thankyou Meredith Lake, as always your interview style allowed your guest to relax into their topic to present with clarity. A tricky interview with real-life pathos. You didn’t flinch or shy away from the challenge. Your questions guided & supported Kate to share her honest & wrenching views with the listeners, which her life’s big challenge has taught her.
Thank you. I always learn something new when I listen.