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The Religion and Ethics Report, where religion and ethics meet news and current affairs in Australia and around the world.

    Pope Francis excommunicates rebel cleric

    Pope Francis excommunicates rebel cleric

    The Pope has finally had enough of the rebellious, conspiracy-minded Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who once tried to engineer a coup against Francis. He’s excommunicated Vigano. It’s one of the most severe penalties a pope can impose on any Catholic, especially a cleric. 

    • 9 min
    Could Muslim Vote UK replicate its electoral success in Australia?

    Could Muslim Vote UK replicate its electoral success in Australia?

    Even when an election’s a foregone conclusion, such as last week’s landslide victory for Labour in the UK, there’s usually unexpected results. Such was the victory of four independent Muslim candidates in what had been safe Labour constituencies. The major reason for their success – the war in Gaza. How likely is such a scenario in Australia? 

    • 9 min
    Dr Jamal Rifi on the prospect of Muslim Vote candidates in western Sydney

    Dr Jamal Rifi on the prospect of Muslim Vote candidates in western Sydney

    The defection of Labor senator Fatima Payman to the crossbench has galvanised many Australians – and not simply those of Muslim or Arab background – to demand the federal government take a tougher line against Israel’s war in Gaza. It has also emboldened activists in the Muslim community to recruit independent candidates to run against Labor MPs in their western Sydney electorates. One of those seats is Watson, held by Tony Burke. 

    • 8 min
    Educating for a diverse Australia

    Educating for a diverse Australia

    4 in 10 students who attend Catholic high schools aren’t, in fact, Catholic. And it got us thinking –  the place where we learn to get along is the classroom. Today, we're in Sydney's culturally diverse west, in Parramatta to discuss educating for a diverse Australia.

    • 44 min
    Serious questions raised over Australian troops during Iraq war

    Serious questions raised over Australian troops during Iraq war

    Nicholas Mercer was a top UK military lawyer during the 2003 Iraq War. He's raised serious questions about the possible involvement of Australian troops in the mistreatment and disappearance of prisoners of war.

    • 12 min
    The long fight for the soul of the UK Labour party

    The long fight for the soul of the UK Labour party

    The British Labour Party is on the cusp of possibly the biggest victory in its history. But for one well-placed writer, there’s a risk in such a triumph. Labour MP John Cruddas takes a look at  one of the party’s most influential but forgotten traditions.

    • 28 min

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89 Ratings

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