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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

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    • Spiritualità

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

    Being Sikh in Australia

    Being Sikh in Australia

    How much do you know about Sikhism? The religion has experienced exponential growth in the past decade, and is currently Australia's fifth largest faith group. Meet Sikh volunteer Sukhwinder Kaur, who helped prepare a thousand meals a day for bushfire victims, farmer Molly Johal whose ancestors have been in Australia since the 19th century, and find out what happens at a Gurdwara — a Sikh place of worship.

    • 54 min
    What lies beyond the grave? On Heaven, Hell and Nirvana

    What lies beyond the grave? On Heaven, Hell and Nirvana

    It's an ancient question that still fascinates us today — where do we go after we die? From Heaven and Hell, to Nirvana and Rebirth, join Meredith Lake as she explores the ways in which people have imagined the afterlife.

    • 53 min
    Reconnecting to country

    Reconnecting to country

    In Gumbayngirr country – on the mid north coast of NSW – Michael Jarrett and his community are revitalising their language. Then join Meredith Lake for a bushwalk at West Head, north of Sydney, to check out some Indigenous rock carvings. She is joined by tour guide and Guringai man Uncle Laurie Bimson.

    • 54 min
    Making Australia home

    Making Australia home

    So much of the religious diversity in this land is created by immigration. But what does migration – leaving, or even losing one's homeland – mean for a person's faith? What happens to their beliefs as they make Australia home?

    • 54 min
    Self discovery — with a Hindu twist

    Self discovery — with a Hindu twist

    What happens when stories of your homeland are shrouded in secrecy and pain? Author Aatish Taseer is the son of an Indian Sikh and a Pakistani Muslim, whose search for his roots led him to Varanasi, the ‘spiritual capital of India’. And the mother and son duo behind Counting and Cracking reveal how the play helped them understand Sri Lanka's past.

    • 54 min
    Uprooting faith: Henry Olonga and Kathomi Gatwiri

    Uprooting faith: Henry Olonga and Kathomi Gatwiri

    Former fast-bowler Henry Olonga was forced to leave behind his career and country after he protested against the late Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe. So what gave shape to his convictions and values? And we hear how Kenyan-Australian academic Kathomi Gatwiri reclaimed her African identity after leaving religion.

    • 54 min

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