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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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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

    Pádraig Ó Tuama: The pain and poetry of reconciliation

    Pádraig Ó Tuama: The pain and poetry of reconciliation

    As Brexit reshapes the Irish border, poet and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama reflects on the role of storytelling in fractured societies.

    • 54 min
    Beyond belief: theosophy in Australia

    Beyond belief: theosophy in Australia

    An in-depth discussion about the radical, spiritual movement - theosophy. What made theosophy so compelling to an influential minority of Australian society?

    • 54 min
    Remarkable women — from Indigenous health to the Navy

    Remarkable women — from Indigenous health to the Navy

    Join Meredith Lake as she meets two remarkable women who beat the odds. Lisa Jackson Pulver was once a runaway teen. Today, she is a leading figure in the field of Indigenous health and education; and Kamala Sharma Wing was once the only female - and Hindu - in her trainee cohort. Today, she is a Lieutenant in the Navy.

    • 54 min
    Professor Mona Siddiqui on living gratefully

    Professor Mona Siddiqui on living gratefully

    The medieval mystic Meister Eckhart once said, “If the only prayer you said in life was ‘thank you’, that would be enough.” It sounds simple, doesn’t it? But there’s more to gratitude than it seems. In this episode, Professor Mona Siddiqui – one of Britain's most influential public intellectuals – tells RN’s Meredith Lake about her project on Christian and Muslim approaches to gratitude. 

    • 54 min
    Soul Search special on Christmas Day

    Soul Search special on Christmas Day

    What monks knew about the emotions of isolation.

    • 25 min
    An unexpected Christmas

    An unexpected Christmas

    Today on the show we’ll take a look back on the year that was with writer and storyteller, Julie Perrin, whose journey of faith and doubt infuses the way she writes about the world around her. And, former chef-turned-Christian pastor, Simon Holt, on the way Collins Street Baptist Church will celebrate Christmas this year.

    • 52 min

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