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

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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 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.

    • 28 min
    Politics, Christianity, and loving your neighbour

    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.

    • 28 min
    Human rights, neoliberalism, and the morals of the market

    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.

    • 28 min
    Kim Ghattas on Iran, Saudi Arabia and Islam in the Middle East

    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.

    • 28 min
    Jesus, Donald Trump and John Wayne

    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.

    • 28 min
    The religious socialists

    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.

    • 25 min

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