The Religion and Ethics Report, where religion and ethics meet news and current affairs in Australia and around the world.
The role of faith leaders in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine
The need to bring faith leaders into the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, especially in the developing world where mosques, temples and churches remain major centres of gathering and information for communities. And, new president Joe Biden wants national unity? But will it be another American lost cause? We also remember the late Bishop Geoffrey Robinson.
Politics, Christianity, and loving your neighbour
Today we discuss the ups and downs of a relationship - but it’s not a story of friends and lovers or parents and children – but it’s almost as old. We explore the relationship between Christianity and democracy.
Human rights, neoliberalism, and the morals of the market
In her new book, Australianphilosopher Jessica Whyte uncoversthe place of human rightsin neoliberal attempts todevelop a moral framework fora market society.
Kim Ghattas on Iran, Saudi Arabia and Islam in the Middle East
A special full-length interview with Kim Ghattas of the BBC and The Financial Times about her new book Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry that Unravelled Culture, Religion and Collective Memory in the Middle East.
Jesus, Donald Trump and John Wayne
US Republicans have been celebrating a president loved by evangelicals. But Donald Trump had a Hollywood predecessor, John Wayne who was adored even more by the Christian right.
The religious socialists
Author Gary Dorrien discusses his new book on the religious roots of social democracy. He describes how 19th and early 20th century Christians in Europe, Britain and the US laid the foundation of the ideology that would dominate western politics for 40 years after WWII - and why it's making a comeback.